One day, 14-year-old Robbie McNulty was shooting hoops at the neighborhood basketball court all by himself. All of a sudden a man walked up to him and asked if he could join him for a game.
When I was playing basketball before he came, I saw someone walking toward me but you know, he wasnt that tall, so I didnt expect [it was him], McNulty said. He was at about halfcourt and then like I took another shot and then I turned around and then hes just like staring at me, walking towards me.
Thats when McNulty realized it was Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics. It was a simple act of kindness as sweet as when Travis Rudolph sat next to a lonely boy with autism for no reason other than to enjoy a slice of pizza.