Good Deed Rewarded
We all heard the heartwarming story of the cute 10 year old Newfoundland boy who sent an amazing letter to Canada's men’s relay team after they were denied an Olympic bronze medal through a surreal disqualification process.
Elijah Porter, who has Asperger's syndrome, wrote a letter that he hoped would “touch their hearts.” Mom helped with the occasional spell check. He then added the only medal he has ever won as a token of his unwavering support -- a Timbits soccer medal.
According to Athletics Canada, thousands of messages of support have been received by the relay team. Only one promised a replacement.
Sitting at the airport in Dusseldorf, Germany, one of the relay team members, Justyn Warner, saw the image of Porter’s letter posted on Twitter by Athletics Canada and re-tweeted it for the world to see.
And now, Elijah's good deed was rewarded!
A spokeswoman for Tim Hortons said the company will give him another medal as a replacement, as well as a new 21-speed mountain bike.
Who knows -- maybe we will see him in the olympics one day on that bike!