Help others win

by Stephen on October 18, 2008 · 28 comments

in Inspirational Stories

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.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lalalalalalla October 21, 2009 at 11:23 am

Not bad…. but toooo short….

2 Akshita Narang January 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

A really good story

3 Srinivasan Joshi February 2, 2010 at 6:43 am

Human kindness Act one should learn from these special children.

4 Sam April 4, 2010 at 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…

5 Raju June 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

Excellent stories collection…

Keep it up

6 Aastha Gosain August 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

Really a gud one……!!!:)

7 RAHUL SAHA January 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

Always think for mankind.

8 Raghu R February 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

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

9 Therese April 27, 2011 at 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.

10 Ankush May 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

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

11 Rizwan June 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

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

12 JATIN VADALIA July 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

A really good story,

Today*s children all are in race to come First

13 anish samnani January 15, 2012 at 12:03 am

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

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

wow!! Ilove the story..

sooo.. nice

15 Sofiana February 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

Story is not bad but too short.

16 UTHIRASAMY February 29, 2012 at 1:50 am

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

17 Cr Mohit Menon March 24, 2012 at 4:08 am

Too good …………

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

Short but beautiful story

19 Lamia May 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

Very wonderful story, it made me cry…

20 Anilkumar May 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

It’s a nice story.

21 Nancy June 12, 2012 at 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.

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

Good inspiration for this generation well done.

23 Ashish Thakkar September 21, 2012 at 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

24 Sindhu September 28, 2012 at 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.

25 Preet P October 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

It’s a team effort. Thumps up……..

26 Cheryl January 4, 2013 at 3:59 am

Innocent minds with very kind hearts.

27 Ratan April 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

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

28 Shahnawaz Khan February 20, 2014 at 2:29 am

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

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