Rafael Nadal has won is fair share of titles as a professional tennis player, but this week he may earned a title for “nicest guy in tennis”.
During a recent doubles exhibition the 14 Grand Slam title holder was just about to serve when he caught the glimpse of a terrified mom in the crowd. A shot from the TV camera revealed a woman desperately searching for her child. Nadal and the other players on the court stopped the entire match while she — and the crowd — helped her reunite with her child.
Nadal, a player known for his meticulous rituals when he is “in the zone” didn’t think twice about stopping what he was doing — her child quickly became the number one priority. The child was quickly found and reunited with her mother who had tears streaming down her face. A quick applause and cheers from the crowd added to the joyful moment, and gave the tennis champ his green light to continue.
Thanks for reminding us that some things are more important than our jobs, politics, hobbies and passions, Rafa. Take after Nadal’s lead, and if you see someone who looks like they’re having a rough time, try to put them first — you both might get more than you expect out of it.
(h/t: One News Now)