Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest competitors and, at the same time, a great sport as well.
It is a common belief that celebrities and athletes who become extremely famous, lose touch with kindness and generosity. However, that is not entirely true as several famous people have continued to treat people with love and kindness even after being extremely successful. One of these people was Muhammad Ali, the famous professional boxer, who is deemed the greatest of all time.
Recently, a video clip of Ali resurfaced on the internet showing him mock fighting a kid in the ring. It goes to show what an incredible human being he is. In the video posted by Mini Nair on Twitter, Ali can be seen in a fight in the boxing ring. However, his boxing opponent is a little child who seems to be his fan. The boy can be seen wearing little boxing gloves and planting several punches at Ali. Like a good sport, he plays it along. At the end of the one-minute video, Ali lies down on the floor declaring his defeat and the referee raises the hand of the child to mark his victory. He even goes ahead and asks the child to give him a kiss on the cheek. This adorable video has won the hearts of everyone on social media. One Twitter user commented, "Beautiful clip. Thanks for sharing. he bowed to none, except love." Another added, "Absolutely!! And a showman to the core. What an adorable video."
Absolutely the greatest greatest.— The Shah of Blah 🌈 (@mrgnk) December 7, 2022
Ali was the most divisive athlete the sports world has ever produced, loved, and vilified throughout the 1960s and 1970s for his religious, political, and social beliefs. His reluctance to be drafted during the Vietnam War, as well as his opposition to racial integration at the height of the civil rights movement, were all examples of his stance, per The New York Times. He is one the best examples of using his celebrity status to spread good in the world and will be always remembered for that.
This classic clip is a testimony of the man that was Mohammed Ali.— Mini Nair (@minicnair) December 5, 2022
He was called the greatest, not for nothing!!
In another example, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gave away his people's choice award in 2021 for the best cause. While accepting his award, Johnson acknowledged a Make-a-Wish recipient, a girl named Shushana, who was in the crowd. He said, "Being here tonight with us and with you guys, this is her wish. She has no idea I'm doing this. This is a total surprise. I met her earlier. I told her how inspired I was by her story. She is a survivor, she has fought literally for her life, she has inspired her family [and] friends."
He added, "I want to tell you just how much you've inspired me and everyone around you and certainly everyone here. I want to give you this because you represent everything that it means to be a People's Champion so this is for you." The actor and wrestler then read out a quote from Muhammad Ali before handing his award to Shushana. He said, "The service to others is the rent you pay for the room you have here on earth." Before leaving the stage, he added, "It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice."