Oh, boy! Kids say the darndest things, and, sometimes, those words will absolutely warm your heart.
In Montana, at a high school basketball tournament game between Charles M. Russell High School (CMR) and Missoula Sentinel, CMR was losing. The score was so lopsided that the CMR mascot, a big brown bear in a basketball jersey, was sitting at the top of the bleachers with his head in his hands.
And that worried 6-year-old Cooper. He immediately grabbed CMR basketball coach Brian Crosby and told him, "Dad, that bear looks sad." Before he could get a word in, Cooper had climbed up the stands and made his way over the the dejected mascot. Then, Cooper gave him a hug.
His dad immediately whipped his phone out and captured the entire incident on camera, calling it his favorite memory from the entire tournament.
CMR ended up losing with a score of 50-29, but Cooper's small act of kindness completely overshadowed the blowout.
"He's a sports nut, so it doesn't surprise me that something like that would happen," Crosby told the Great Falls Tribune.
What a sweet little boy. Keep it up, Cooper!