An exceedingly rare example of public Kindness occurred at the Little League World Series qualification tournament . A pitcher accidentally struck an opposing batter in the head with a pitch. Even with a protective helmet, this was a dangerous and scary event.
Naturally, the initial focus was on the injured player. Fortunately, the protective helmet performed admirably, and the player remained in the game. He was awarded first base in accordance with the rules.
While standing on first base, undoubtedly still thinking about how lucky he was not to be seriously hurt, when his attention turned to the pitcher who had accidentally hit him. The pitcher was still visibly upset after hitting the player. After a few seconds, the player on first base tossed his helmet aside and walked to the pitchers mound and hugged the pitcher who had hit him only moments before.
What can we learn from this? Two children show us the meaning of Kindness and Compassion. They haven’t been conditioned yet to react with anger and fear to things that happen to us throughout life. If these boys were 10 years older, the outcome would probably be very different and less uplifting.
These two boys showed the world what Kindness is capable of. Learn from them.