Yesterday, Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter had the tears of Wake Forest fans and sports fans flowing.
In an incredibly heartwarming story, Walter told the press of his selfless decision to help one of his former players. Kevin Jordan, a star outfielder for the Demon Deacons who has yet to play for Walter, had received a kidney from his coach.
The sports world is overcome with individuals who are involved in these acts of kindness, charities and the like, but Walter's actions are in a league all their own. It truly had me thinking about athletes, coaches and how good they all have it.
Walter didn't have to give up his kidney, but he chose to because as he said in a conference call last week,"I wanted to help this young man. When we recruit our guys, we talk about family and making sacrifices for one another. It's something we take very seriously."
That being said, Walter has put himself in the league of sportsmen who shine a little brighter than the others because of their hearts. Here are eight people, including Walter, who deserve some attention because of what they give back.