There is always speculation about whether our teens are ready to “take on the world” and improve it. I would answer a resounding “YES!” to that. We have raised a generation that is caring, compassionate, and accepting. We see the evidence of this daily right here at InspireMore. Today, we see that evidence in a short video about a boy at a park shared by an exuberant mom.
You might be concerned when you take your child to a park that is mostly empty except for a couple of teens. Toddlers and younger children don’t care. They will play with anyone. Any person is a potential “friend,” and they will run to play like there is no tomorrow. That is precisely what happened to this mom with her young child. She got a shock and wanted to post about the experience. Get ready for some warm fuzzies.
There were a couple of teens at the park, sitting on a newfangled spinning thing (does anyone know what these are called?). When her toddler ran up to the teens, mom was slightly concerned but hopeful. The teen could have just ignored her son and kept sitting on the playground equipment. Instead, what happened next is what caused this mom to record a short video and post about it in amazement.
The teen jumped off the equipment and allowed the young boy to hop on happily. Instead of skulking away, the teen leaned down and began spinning the merry-go-round slowly. The toddler held on tight as the disk spun around, guided by the teen. A second teen joined in briefly as the mom sat by, watching the amazing scene unfold.
This Caring Boy At The Park Is Our Hope For The Future
If you’re concerned about leaving the world in the hands of the current crop of teenagers, you can stop worrying. There are more stories just like this that offer hope for the future. Watch these teen boys join a BMX race to help a young boy “win.” Check out how this teen girl made prom dreams come true for her classmates during COVID restrictions. The teens in this neighborhood pooled funds to buy a special birthday gift for a neighbor who “lights up a room everywhere he is.”
As you go through your day, think about this new generation of leaders. They are ready to take on the world and will make it a better place. There are examples all around us. From the simple slow spin of a merry-go-round to teaming up to make someone happy, they have our backs. Share this with someone who needs a smile and a dash of hope for the future.
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