Between throwing softball games and the increased pressures being placed on youth athletes nowadays, it's not exactly the best time to be a kid playing sports.
But last night, the little leaguers from Chinese Taipei and Uganda showcased levels of sportsmanship, courtesy and respect we haven't seen in quite some time.
During the game, a pitcher for Chinese Taipei hit a Ugandan batter.
Not only did the pitcher immediately apologize for his error, but he waited for the batter to reach first so he could tip his cap to show he had no intention of hitting him.
That same batter then took out a member of Chinese Taipei with a hard slide into second, but he made sure he wasn't hurt before he ran off the field.
Chinese Taipei went on to win the game 5-0, but after, the two teams shared hugs, handshakes and even hats.
Leave it to a bunch of 12-year-olds to set the example for not just athletes, but human beings everywhere. You rock, kids.
Citations: Kids at the Little League World Series remind us what true sportsmanship is (SBNation)