I caught a story on CNN today that was truly tragic, but in some ways, uplifting.
A boy named Lee Eddins from California suffering from Leukemia idolized Roy Hibbert since his college days. The kid wasn't doing so well, so his family contacted Hibbert's people and asked if he'd pay him a visit.
Though he usually feels uncomfortable in such situations, he agreed to surprise the boy with a visit to his hospital. Unfortunately, young Lee took his last breath as Roy was waiting at Indianapolis airport for his flight.
He was notified by phone, and decided to take the trip anyway to comfort the lad's family. He has dedicated next season to Lee and taken on the mission of encouraging people to become bone marrow donors.
In this time of unprecedented celebrity hype, this stood out to me as a glowing example of humanity that the privileged amongst us would do well to emulate.
My condolences to Lee's family, and utmost respect to Roy Hibbert.