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A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100 yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times and began to cry.

The other eight heard the boy. They slowed down and looked back. They all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with Down’s Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.” All nine linked arms and walked across the finish line together. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes.

{ 28 comments… add one }
  • Shahnawaz Khan February 20, 2014, 2:29 am

    How nice story it is! May Allah make us to help others!

  • Ratan April 13, 2013, 6:54 am

    The `special’ kids really taught something to rest of the mankind.

  • Cheryl January 4, 2013, 3:59 am

    Innocent minds with very kind hearts.

  • Preet P October 20, 2012, 4:14 am

    It’s a team effort. Thumps up……..

  • Sindhu September 28, 2012, 9:29 pm

    Story was good and we should learn a lesson from this story and we should try to help in others win. We should not feel jealous in others win.

  • Ashish Thakkar September 21, 2012, 9:20 am

    This should teach a lot of people.

    It is so simple yet we make things and life so complicated.

    Cheers to those kids.

    Ashish Thakkar

  • K.H.Telkapalli August 9, 2012, 10:13 am

    Good inspiration for this generation well done.

  • Nancy June 12, 2012, 3:19 pm

    I was looking for a short one, so it’s perfect and a good example we can only hope to follow as often as possible.

  • Anilkumar May 25, 2012, 3:42 am

    It’s a nice story.

  • Lamia May 7, 2012, 6:51 am

    Very wonderful story, it made me cry…

  • Ma.linda Legase April 29, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Short but beautiful story

  • Cr Mohit Menon March 24, 2012, 4:08 am

    Too good …………

  • UTHIRASAMY February 29, 2012, 1:50 am

    this is a nice story, even disabled have the tendency to help others but abled……..?

  • Sofiana February 8, 2012, 7:44 am

    Story is not bad but too short.

  • Blessed Jane V. Alfanta January 15, 2012, 1:45 am

    wow!! Ilove the story..

    sooo.. nice

  • anish samnani January 15, 2012, 12:03 am

    short and sweet….. children can understand quicker , faster and better……………

  • JATIN VADALIA July 27, 2011, 10:32 am

    A really good story,

    Today*s children all are in race to come First

  • Rizwan June 23, 2011, 9:41 am

    Excellent story. It has a very good moral. Keep it up.

  • Ankush May 26, 2011, 9:30 am

    Winning, all the times, does not matter. Sometimes helping others gives an immense amount of satisfaction.

  • Therese April 27, 2011, 9:03 am

    The conclusion is, we all belong to one another. What’s good for you is good for me. In helping you up, I’ve helped myself up…It’s about love, wanting the best for everyone.

  • Raghu R February 28, 2011, 12:20 pm

    Even the People who are in perfect condition will not do this.
    Hats off.

  • RAHUL SAHA January 30, 2011, 11:21 am

    Always think for mankind.

  • Aastha Gosain August 8, 2010, 11:30 am

    Really a gud one……!!!:)

  • Raju June 7, 2010, 8:53 am

    Excellent stories collection…

    Keep it up

  • Sam April 4, 2010, 3:18 am

    Wonderful example and story from these special charactered children their disabilities are more powerful than…. the abilities of able persons….. who hardly value human kindness….
    Life is too short …….. Lets live life loving and caring for others at least…. to show human kindness is more greater than thing else in the world…

  • Srinivasan Joshi February 2, 2010, 6:43 am

    Human kindness Act one should learn from these special children.

  • Akshita Narang January 26, 2010, 5:23 am

    A really good story

  • Lalalalalalla October 21, 2009, 11:23 am

    Not bad…. but toooo short….

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