Merry Christmas, everyone! I was having a hard time getting into the spirit until I saw a couple of posts from the X Games that gave me the warm fuzzies.
The first is a continuation of a story I shared in my last Facebook Findings post. The X Games spoke to Jeanean Thomas and her daughter Peyton about the random act of kindness they experienced at the skatepark. The skater who helped Peyton out has been identified as Ryan Carney, who worked at a skate shop.
I did a little digging and discovered that this isn’t the first time Ryan has given back to the community. The Cambridge Times revealed that he participated in a petition to keep the Pipes and Rails skate park open and often tries keep the parks a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Talk about a great role model!
The X Games Facebook page also shared a video that truly delighted me. My favorite thing about Christmas is all the different versions of The Nutcracker. Ballet Austin’s version invites special VIPs play the role of Mother Ginger, a comedic character who has eight gingerbread children pop out of her skirts. BMX rider Morgan Wade was one of the guest stars this year, and it’s safe to say that he brought a lot of enthusiasm to the role.