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Kindness of Arizona high school QB Carson Jones and teammates has gone viral

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  • faith in deed Mesa, AZ
    April 6, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    @mightymite and peggy, sorry that people tend to get all defensive when you ask innocent questions. I think the reason he brings it up in the article is because religion is such a big part of life for memebers of the church of Jesus Christ of LDS, so it's nearly always a part of the motivation for why the members do what they do. Hope that helps answer the question...

  • Shelama SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    Regardless of church or religion, what Jones and the team has done is wonderful and will be life changing for Chy and, hopefully, for the bullies, too.

    How does one teach in the home that bullying behavior is totally unacceptable? I cringe when I think of my own behavior decades ago and so wish now that it had been an issue addressing back them, but it never came up/

    Kudos for Jones and the team.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 1:31 p.m.

    Great story. Kudos to this young man. There still needs to be a little street justice meted out to these people bullying this young lady.

  • InterestedObserver Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    @MightyMite

    I am sure this 17/18 year old has many a lesson on the following:

    "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

    This article of faith I am sure helped him do more than just gather some names which is what he was asked to do.

    If he was any type of Boy Scout which is 100% supported the LDS faith he would have learned. A Scout is:Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly, Courteous, Kind,Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,Brave, Clean, Reverent.

    Not sure every QB has had this type of training.

  • SteveK Ft Ashby, WV
    Nov. 13, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    A wise man once told me "it takes more than growing older to be a man". Looks like these young men learned that far earlier than most.

  • Soul Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 9:06 p.m.

    I have been told that students with "learning disabilities" are three times more likely to be bullied than any other subgroup at school.

    Yet, a simple deed of kindness can change the world for a student in need. Great example to follow.

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    As a 5th & 6th grade teacher for 30 years I have seen students do this several times. One autistic boy was being harassed until several of the popular class members decided to do something about it. All that they really did, when they saw that he was being picked on, was simply invite him to play with them. Over time the bullies gave up and let him alone.

    In another case three popular girls decided to befriend a girl that would sit by herself in the lunch room and go to the furthest corner of the play ground at recess time. All that they did was sit by her at lunch and out on the furthest corner of the play ground. Eventually this girl was brought into association with other girls in the class. These girls did all of this on their own intuitive.

    There really are some good kids out there.

  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Nov. 11, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    Personally, I like knowing a little of Carson Jones' background. I would like to know a little about some of Chy's other boys as well. Jones led the effort to show love, but some of his friends and teammates were very much involved as well.

    I learned about Jones being Mormon through ESPN; the author of that article (Reilly) who wrote immediately after visiting those involved to check if there was anything to this story, thought it was significant enough to share.

    Definitely a great story that I have shared with others. It is a good example of following Christ's admonition to love one another.

  • jeanie orem, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    Peggy -
    You didn't read through the comments. The article was written for the Mormon Times first. That's the reason the LDS religion was mentioned. Otherwise I think everyone understands the religion of these boys is not the issue. Their unassuming goodness is.

  • concretebo Sandy, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Great Kids Do Great Things !!!!! Be it Mormons ,Catholics etc. is part of this as well as Great Parenting !!!! I have always told my kids if they ever see anyone getting picked on to step in and do what they can. Bullies can really damage people,s lives . Great Story !!!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    @Physics27: There is a lot of good in the world. The majority of the world is great.

  • Peggy South Weber, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    These young men certainly do deserve commendation, applause, and thanks.

    But WHY is it necessary to state the faith of one of them ("Jones, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, started to investigate the matter. . .") That has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the article? If he had been of another faith, would you have mentioned it?

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    Great story, simple but effective solution to bullying. I'll take such kindness anywhere I can get it, as it is how good will overcome evil in the world. This really lifts me in so many ways. God bless that we all might remember to act in like manner.

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    If the article had mentioned the kid attended mass regularly, or worshiped at a synagogue, would mightymite have been asking any questions?

    Nice job by a team of nice kids, and great leadership by the young man who led the way.

  • Phillip M Hotchkiss Malta, Mt
    Nov. 9, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    These boys are men of honor the best of the best

  • jeanie orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    This is the solution to bullying and these boys are a great example to all of us. Wonderful that these guys didn't feel their deeds were anything to bring attention to. They just did what was right because it was right. Fantastic!

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    Nov. 9, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    I think the Adults have spoiled this. You can look in the window, but you should not disturb the people or objects within the window. Now I think this is spoiled for everyone.

  • Common Sense Czar Sandy, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    It only took 11 comments for someone to bring up and question the Mormon perspective of the article. Thanks mightymite...if you would have read who the author was you'd see he writes for the Mormon Times section of the paper. That mighty be "what mormonism had to do with it."

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    Great kids but I am still not sure what mormonism had to do with it.

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Great kids. They are the real heroes for going beyond themselves and showing what charity and love mean. Way to be!

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Great story. Shows that small actions can change the world. For that little girl and her mom it changed their world. She did not have to worry about going to school and being picked on, she could have friends and just enjoy her school experience.

    Kids like that are some of the real hero's of this country.

  • Dougedug Henderson, NV
    Nov. 9, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    Great story, Its nice to see these young men help this girl out. I always thought special needs student were off limits to being teased or bullied.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    What a great kid!

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    Great story! Everyone needs to follow this example.

    Good job Joe on coaching these guys right!

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Thank you!

  • Physics27 Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 7:11 a.m.

    There is some good left in the world. I was beginning to wonder.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    What a great story! How awesome are these kids to stand up for Chy. It is sickening to think some people would bully anybody, especially someone with special needs, but it is inspiring and compelling to see there are people who stand up and protect that which is good and right.

    These young men truly embody the principle of Mahatma Ghandi when he said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." WELL DONE! Way to set a great example for others to follow!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    Great story, if more people would just be kind, what a better world we could live in. This young man is a great example and an inspiration!

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    Nov. 9, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    I too have a special needs high schooler and have found kids like Caron Jones and teammates to be indispensable. What great young men.