If this story doesn't inspire you to be a better person, I don't know what will.
A middle school basketball team in Kenosha, Wis. has made headlines this week for defending Desiree Andrews, a cheer leader with Down syndrome, against some heartless bullies. Instead of continuing their game, the boys ran into the crowd during a timeout and sternly warned the perps: "Don't mess with her."
Desiree's father told NPR that his daughter has a huge heart and was more bothered that he was upset than she was that she was bullied.
"She says I was upset," he told NPR. "She threw her hands around me and made me look at her face and said: `Papa, it's OK. I still love them even if they don't like me.'"
The students, who wished to remain anonymous according to Kenosha News, asked for the girl to be recognized instead of the players, an incredibly sweet and mature gesture from a group of teenage boys. Honoring their request, the school decided to name the gym "D's House" after her.
Desiree is reportedly very excited about the new gym and is grateful for all of the love and support from her peers.