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Old 10-07-06, 11:52 PM   #1
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One happy little boy!

Tonight, Seafoam and I went to a street party celebrating the various endurance events held in our town. They bill themselves as one of the endurance capitals of the world due to various long distance events that are held here including the recently concluded Auburn Century. While we were at the street party we bought several raffle tickets for a Felt BMX bike that was going to be given away. In addition to us there was a little boy there who had a handful of tickets and was truly hoping to win the bike. They start calling out the numbers and we win the bike! After going up and claiming the prize, Seafoam suggested that we give the bike to the little boy. You should have seen his face when we gave it to him. You would have thought he had just won the lottery. It was a fun evening.
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Old 10-08-06, 01:06 AM   #2
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You just made my day, as well.

I'm glad to be a member of a group that includes people such as you both.
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Old 10-08-06, 02:35 AM   #3
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Very sweet. Although I would have liked to here you describe your hill climbs on a BMX.
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Old 10-08-06, 02:55 AM   #4
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generous gesture

Nice gesture & he'll love it.

Hope you made him promise he'll always wear a helmet?
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Old 10-08-06, 08:11 AM   #5
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And people long for the good old days when people were kinder, more moral, more friendly, more giving.... No, I think you two put this myth to rest. What a wonderful example of what is good about the human race today. My hats off to both of you! As the bumper sticker says, "Practice random acts of kindness."
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Old 10-08-06, 10:00 AM   #6
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Such a wonderful story. Sounds to me like you "paid it forward," as it were. That little guy will NEVER forget this!
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Old 10-08-06, 11:07 AM   #7
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Hmmmmm...I suppose another Bike Forums member in a few years. Clever recruiting idea, Dauphin--kinda like college football recruiting. Glad you didn't offer him a cheerleader.

Not to mention one heck of a nice thing that you and Seafoam did.
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Old 10-08-06, 11:12 AM   #8
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Thank you, and may God bless you for this act of kindness and charity!
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Old 10-08-06, 11:17 AM   #9
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that's why she is called "the better half". It was her idea so I want to make sure she gets full credit. I am glad she thought of it, though.
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Old 10-08-06, 12:16 PM   #10
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Nice call Seafoam!!!! It's clear that her recent leave from riding hasn't hardened her soul any!!
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very nice! i'm sure you had just as much fun winning and giving the bike away as he will have riding it!

good for you!
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Old 10-08-06, 02:57 PM   #14
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Nice call Seafoam!!!! It's clear that her recent leave from riding hasn't hardened her soul any!!
Don't you believe it- Give the kid a couple of years to learn all the tricks and seafoam will be hounding him to start teaching her how to do endo's and Stoppie's. All ready for when she takes up Mountain biking.
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Old 10-08-06, 02:59 PM   #15
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You should have seen his face when we gave it to him. You would have thought he had just won the lottery. It was a fun evening.
Well done, I bet most of us hope we would have done the same in the circumstances.

What a pity you didn't get a photo of the little boy when you gave him the bike.
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Old 10-09-06, 07:57 AM   #16
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You would have thought he had just won the lottery.

He did!

And in my book, so did you.
Very cool.
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Old 10-09-06, 08:05 AM   #17
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The god of kindness, xtera, I think, will grant you eternal happiness in the garden of bikes.

All seriousness aside. Nice going. The kid will get good use of it.
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Old 10-12-06, 03:15 PM   #18
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That was a great act of kindness. You not only made his day, but think of all the joy that will come from riding the bike.
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A beautiful act of kindness and compassion. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I would love to win a Rivendell Rambouillet......
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I can relate in a couple of ways.

About two years ago I was watching batting practice at Safeco field, and a ball came up near me. I jumped up and grabbed it as it rattled under the seats. It was the first time I had ever gotten a ball at a game, and I have worn my glove to many games in hopes of getting one... I was able to get it because there were so few people in the stands yet. Then I saw the disappointment on the face of a boy as he turned to go back to his seat a few rows behind me, and I gave him the ball. That ball has given me more smiles than it ever would have if I had kept it. Your bike will do the same for you!

Enjoy those moments as you remember the joy you brought to a youngster!

And enjoy Seafoam's generous spirit as well. A few years back I gave a van that we didn't use to a friend's sister, a single mother with three children just getting through a divorce and my now ex-wife was upset because we didn't sell it for the few hundred dollars it was worth. Just the opposite of Seafoam based on what she demonstrated here.

You gave away what you should have given, and now continue to work to keep what you should keep.

DAUPHIN AND SEAFOAM ROCK!!!
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Old 10-12-06, 07:35 PM   #21
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Waaaaaay cool! Thank both of you for your kindness.
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Nice job!

BTW, isn't Auburn the end point of the Western States 100 foot race?

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Nice job!

BTW, isn't Auburn the end point of the Western States 100 foot race?

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