Are human beings rotten to the core? Have we become so hardened, so cynical, that we can only expect the worst of our fellow man? It certainly seems that way when a simple act of kindness, a display of selflessness, a hug, can cause such a ruckus.
The hug made international news. It went viral on social media. And now, the young man who chose to deliver a message of encouragement rather than wallow in the agony of his own defeat has just been honored with the Stan Musial Award for sportsmanship.