Bravo to Nick Laba for this article – we need more stories like this! He’s done a fantastic job presenting the achievements, kindnesses and vulnerabilities of this amazing young man. It restores faith in human nature.
This kind of dedication and selflessness is, sometimes imperceptibly, bred into us from the time we are very young by observing those around us. Sharing a bite of my candy bar, a squeezed-in space on my swing set, use of my favourite baseball bat, a Kool-Aid stand.
We are so bombarded with bad news, selfishness and indifference that we risk becoming immune.
The key is to observe what’s happening and recognize the need. Which is what Ian MacKay seems to have done all his life.
I really hope young people or parents reading this article will recognize this and encourage giving and kindness by example.
Hats off to this inspirational young man! He should take a deep bow for doing an amazing job.