Friday, May 02, 2008

Emmett Smith: Here's a class act

Emmett Smith
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I heard this story today from a fellow conference attendee at the APQC Knowledge Management Conferene.

This guy, David, was with his 4-year-old son and Emmett Smith was there. Airport, maybe? I don't know where. Anyway, David brings his son up to Mr. Smith to introduce him and get Emmett to shake his hand. And David says to his son something like, "This is Emmett Smith, a great football player and hero."

And Mr. Smith shakes the little boy's hand and then says, "Hey, I want you to meet a real hero." And he takes the little boy by the hand and walks him some 20 feet to where there's a service member in uniform. And Mr. Smith says, "I'd like you to meet a real hero,"

Now that's a class act. Plain and simple.

1 comment:

  1. This is David Hamilton. I shared this story with Peter. We were at the Malachite Room at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dallas.

    I will remember Emmitt more for this than his playing days.