Coal Miner Dad Shares Touching Moment With His Young Son – and It Goes Viral – MUST READ (bring tissues) By Jim Thompson for Red State
Some of my favorite moments involve sports – either participating, coaching watching, or cartooning. When a famous athlete died, it was always a family member, usually a child of the athlete who wanted a copy of my tribute cartoon.
I love sports. It’s important for team- and character-building. It often builds boys and girls into men and women. Most of America’s CEOs (in fact over 95 percent) played team sports. That’s not just the men, either. Among female CEOs, 90 percent played a team sport.
According to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, “playing cricket taught me more about working in teams and leadership that has stayed with me throughout my career.”
It can be the most humbling thing and the most exhilarating. I loved playing football, baseball, and running track in high school, but two of my best memories were watching my son win a CIF title and sitting in the stands with my boys watching a baseball game.
My family’s American dream started in a Clarksburg, WV coal mine, so this picture hits home.
From what I’ve been told, after his shift, he raced to be with his son & watch our team. Don’t know who this is, but I have tickets for him & his family at Rupp to be treated as VIPs!! pic.twitter.com/a5BJXUnK2v
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 24, 2022
This is my amazing husband Micheal Joe Mcguire! He is an employee of Excel Mining (Alliance Coal) and works hard to provide for our family. It doesn’t matter to him how long he has worked or how hard his day is, he is always there and shows up for our babies! He is the most selfless man ever and always puts his family first! Our babies absolutely adore him and Easton our son tells people he is a coal miner like his daddy… we are beyond blessed and thankful!