How’s your March Madness bracket going for you? Whether your team’s still in play or not, take a moment to hear about the special bond between Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and his 8-year-old friend Lacey Holsworth. Two years ago Adreian (and his fellow Spartans) visited the hospital where little Lacey was undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of cancer. Since then Adreian has shown his commitment, reportedly texting Lacey every day to see how she’s doing and showing up for a fundraiser to help with her medical bills.
With Michigan State now in the NCAA Sweet 16, the Big Ten Network has posted a tearjerker of a video about their special friendship. Said Adreian about Lacey: She’s “like a sister to me.” As for Lacey, she explained: “I just think of him when I smile,” adding, “I love him.”
This week our “Manners Hero” is Michigan State’s Adreian Payne—for showing up day after day for his special friend, Lacey Holsworth.
Every week, Steven Petrow, the author of five etiquette books, and the forthcoming “Mind Your Digital Manners,” chooses a “Manners Hero.”
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