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Just seen this posted on my own forum, and such a good thing I wanted to share it here also as it proves there are still some good people in this world. Absolutely fantastic thing to read and made me smile no end :)

 

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http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/springfield-oh-sports/high-school-sports/wls-state-champ-lends-a-helping-hand--1385613.html

 

 

 

 

COLUMBUS — Lending a helping hand was more satisfying than winning a state championship Saturday for Meghan Vogel.

The West Liberty-Salem High School junior was the surprise winner in the Division III girls 1,600 meters in the finals of the state track meet at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium.

She broke away from race favorite Tammy Berger of Versailles and Delainey Phelps of Toledo Christian with 300 meters to go. She won going away in 4:58.31. It was the first time she had broken the five-minute mark.

What Vogel did at the end of the D-III 3,200 meters, however, got her a standing ovation.

Within 20 feet of the finish line, Arden McMath, a sophomore from Arlington High School, collapsed in front of Vogel. Rather than run by her, Vogel helped McMath to her feet and helped her across the finish line.

The crowd came to its feet with the roar growing louder with each step.

“Helping her across the finish line was a lot more satisfying than winning the state championship,” admitted Vogel.

By rule, a runner in track or cross country is automatically disqualified for aiding another runner. In this instance, however, meet management took no action. McMath was given 14th place in 12:29.90 and Vogel 15th in 12:30.24. Vogel made sure McMath crossed the finish line first because she had been ahead of her.

“What a selfless act,” said Arlington coach Paul Hunter. “She could have just gone around Arden. But she chose to help. I’ve never seen that at a state meet. That’s real sportsmanship.

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This was pretty inspirational indeed! I just hope that her team mates saw it the same way, high school girls in the US can be brutal creatures....

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Not just in high school m8. Take it from a married man lol

 

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Does that only apply if you are married in high school? Or does it apply when you marry your high school sweetheart?

 

Back on topic.

I hope that she will be able to keep alive her compassion for her fellow beings as she grows up and get tainted with the corruption of the adult world.

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It always feels great to hear such stories. I don't know abut you guys but I feel great when I get a chance of helping someone. Humanity is alive and kicking and such stories only reaffirm this fact.

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It always feels great to hear such stories. I don't know abut you guys but I feel great when I get a chance of helping someone. Humanity is alive and kicking and such stories only reaffirm this fact.

 

Yeah me too. Was actually asked for a lift by an old guy at the shops back to his house a few week ago actualy. Thought it was extremely strange as didnt have a clue who he was, but had seen me with my huskies so he knew I lived close. His daughter had told him not to go out on his own, however he said "Im 98 years old and been independant all of my life. If I die on my way home I've had 98 years of being independant.". Didnt really know what to say LOL

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This here is a clear indication that not only are there still decent good people in the world, but that the world is what we make of it. People love to blab about "the world is tough" and "the world is cruel". But that's not true. The world is what WE make it. It's only tough and cruel if we make it tough and cruel.

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This kind of stories is a proof that people are good in nature. I think that all people could be like this person in this story. All they need is just someone to make them realize how good they can be and they will always be appreciated by doing good things.

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