Acts of Kindness
Baseball team shows up at nervous little girl’s recital to support her
7-year-old Peach was anxious about the school performance until she looked into the crowd and saw all her "brothers."
Alissa Gaskell
06.15.22

Bullies. They’re everywhere. No matter how old you are, you’ll encounter one at some point. You meet these types of people when you first attend school. Those early years of education will introduce you to an assortment of personalities: sweet and friendly, shy but kind, warm and bubbly, and the one we can’t seem to avoid – obnoxious.

It’s hard to pinpoint why bullies are the way they are. After all, you wouldn’t want to sound like you’re judging their background and how they were raised. All behavior stems from experiences that aren’t always easy to understand.

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That’s why it’s essential to have people who know how to walk kids through these rough moments, particularly teachers who can effectively address the bullying and resolve issues correctly.

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Seven-year-old Anna, fondly called Peach, proudly tells everyone she has forty-six brothers.

And no, it’s not just some tall tale she gets from her books or the programs she watches. She means it when she says she has a lot.

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Those brothers are members of the college baseball team her dad, Frank, coaches.

Peach hangs out with the boys every day after school. When her dad picks her up, they head straight to the ballpark for practice, where she happily joins in. This has created quite a strong bond between Peach and the boys. That’s why they’ve grown quite protective of her and support her any way they can.

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An example of their willingness to show up for Peach is during a school recital. Peach was quite nervous about singing in front of an audience. Frank explained to Happily:

“My daughter has Jaw Winking Syndrome, and so that means is that, you know, when she opens her mouth, her eyelid works together with her jaw, and so, she was anxious or nervous about singing in front of people.”

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Over casual conversation, Frank happened to mention to the boys how nervous Peach was about the recital and possibly being bullied. Without hesitating, they asked if they could come.

When Frank told them they could come to the recital, they immediately confirmed their attendance.

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Having the entire team show up at the recital left Peach pleasantly surprised.

Upon seeing them in the front row, she turned red at first but shortly after, she kept waving at them. Peach was so ecstatic at having her big brothers’ support that she couldn’t resist pointing them out to her friends.

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This show of support and brotherly love left the small community feeling amused and happy. Most of them found it humorous to see the entire team in the audience that they couldn’t resist teasing the coach about how it was a new approach to baseball practice. To this, Frank replied good-naturedly,

“Turns out, yeah, this is how we’re warming up!”

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Frank’s baseball team and Peach share a friendship like no other. Because of their support, Peach was able to go through her recital in good spirits. Despite moments of hesitation and nervousness, Peach knows that her brothers will always have her back, whatever happens.

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By Alissa Gaskell
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Alissa Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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