Some people might hold a pessimistic view of what the future looks like, but these young athletes are restoring people’s faith in the next generation.
Sisters Lynn Bienvenu and Johannah Stroud were attending their cousin’s funeral in Denham Springs, Louisiana last week when a group of basketball players made them stop in their tracks.
The young men had stopped in the middle of their pickup basketball game so they could take knee out of respect for the funeral.
“It was really impressive. It meant a lot,” Stroud told KABC.
Stunned by the compassionate display of respect, Bienvenu snapped a quick photo of the athletes and posted it to social media.
“While attending a family funeral the procession passed a group of young boys shooting hoops,” wrote Bienvenu. “They took a knee not out of disrespect, but honor. [This] was not an adult insight to tell them to stop playing. This meant a great deal to our family. May God bless each one as I feel they will achieve greatness.”
Not only that, but Louisiana news outlets say that the youngsters later reached out to the family to express their condolences. Bienvenu then called the local schools so she could thank them for the “values they are instilling in tomorrow’s leaders.”
Since her photo was published earlier this week, it has also been shared thousands of times by people eager to praise the athletes.
“People are hungry to see good things and encouraging things,” Stroud told KABC.
Pass The Positive News To Your Friends: Click To Share – Photo by Lynn Bienvenu