Tell Me Something Good 10/30/22

Tell Me Something Good logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul and Word Clouds.

The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.

This week’s something good is a dad and a son and a basketball game.

Michael McGuire was caught doing something both ordinary and fantastic. The coal miner and dad was photographed at a University of Kentucky basketball game, covered in dirt and dust, per CBS News. He had left the mine late and didn’t take time to shower or change because he was supposed to take his son to the game that night. So, he just hopped in the car and went. A photo was taken of the hard-working dad that evening by a fellow fan and went viral. It made its way to John Calipari, Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky.

Coach Calipari was touched and tweeted about the photo. At a press conference, he said that the photo hit him “right between the eyes”. Within five minutes of first seeing the photo, Calipari decided “this one here, I’m taking care of this guy and his family.” 

Wanting to give the family VIP tickets, he eventually was put in contact with Mollie, Michael’s wife.

Mollie told the coach that her husband is a great father and is humble and hard working. According to Mollie, showing up that night with his boy ready to go to the game in spite of being exhausted from a hard day’s work, was not the first time he’d done such a thing.

Calipari called at the mine to speak with Michael and Michael confided he thought he was in trouble, having been called into the office. But instead of being in trouble, everyone cheered when he walked in.

Since the photo went viral and Calipari tweeted about it, Michael has been offered all sorts of good things: dinners at restaurants, rooms at hotels, and even a car was offered by a dealership.

Coach Calipari said, “Isn’t it neat for someone like that, who is a quiet, humble guy, to know people appreciate you, and we appreciate what you stand for? And I appreciate it because it’s how my family got their start in this country. The American dream started in a coal mine in Clarksburg, West Virginia.”

Celebrating fatherhood done right is something good. Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!

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