A wide receiver from the University of Georgia did something with a group of 40 to 50-year-old women that will undoubtedly leave you in shock.
Malcolm Mitchell met Kathy Rackley at a local Barnes and Noble one day, where she proceeded to tell him about her book club. Malcolm, who only had a junior high reading level when he entered college, asked her if he could join Kathy and her friends for their meetings once a month.
Kathy had no idea that a few years back Malcolm was the number one rated wide receiver in college football, and she told him that he probably wouldn’t be interested since it was a group of older women. Malcolm didn’t care, however, and he told her he would like to join them anyways.
Ever since, Malcolm has been attending the monthly meetings with the women, discussing books and enjoying the company of the group of woman who are all a generation older than him.
Perhaps the greatest part of Malcolm’s story is when he was asked by CBS reporter Steven Hartman what his greatest accomplishment in his life has been. After years of playing football and being in the national spotlight, he told Hartman it was when he finished reading the Hunger Games series in about two days.
His reason? Football comes naturally to him and he says it’s a “gift,” whereas improving his reading was a challenge that took hard work to accomplish.
Hats off to Malcolm for setting a good example for black youth across America. Such a story is inspirational and shows that friends can be made between the most unlikely people.
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