I hate to turn on the news and get all negative and bad stories. It erks me. BUT. Here is a good news story that I thought was pretty cool.
A southern Ontario mom is hoping to thank an anonymous teenage boy for helping break down gender barriers for her six-year-old daughter.
Jeanean Thomas says her only child, Peyton, had always wanted to take up skateboarding but had been intimidated from doing so by the lack of girls she saw on the streets.
Thomas says a trip to a local skateboard park seemed to reinforce this fear until the unidentified teen stepped in.
Thomas says the boy, who she estimates to be about 15, took the time to come over to her daughter, correct her stance on the board and generally offer helpful tips.
Here is the note that Jeanean Thomas posted on Social Media.