2020 was a challenging year for people around the world, and Olympians didn’t escape those challenges. After a year full of sickness, uncertainty, and so many changes, the world’s top athletes were invited to perform at the 2020 Tokoyo Olympics in 2021.
Many athletes began to open up about their struggles with mental health. Despite the challenges everyone faced, many went on to compete at the Olympics and fight for their titles.
On top of the challenging year everyone faced, the Olympics also looked different. There was no in-person audience and athletes had to partake in extra cleaning and social distancing.
Knowing what a challenging year it’d been and the extra stress the athletes were facing, one kind-hearted man decided to do his part to spread a smile.
The anonymous man stood outside the Olympic Village in Tokyo every morning, sometimes arriving around 7:15 am. The man would greet the athletes as they walked or bussed by with posters of positivity.
— Time Out London (@TimeOutLondon) August 6, 2021
“Good morning athletes! Even if you don’t get a medal, you’re still the best!! So believe in yourself!” one of his signs read.
The man has since gone viral on social media for his dedication to bringing positivity and inspiration to the world.
Is there a nation that takes hosting an event more seriously? As in, individuals taking it upon themselves to ensure guests feel welcome and supported. I doubt it 🥺 Man, I love Japan! 🙏🏼🇯🇵
— Elma Smit (@Elmakapelma) July 28, 2021
The world could use more people like that, dedicated to bringing a little bit of joy to others.