NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning proved this afternoon that chivalry isn’t dead. The 6-foot-10 center most well known for playing with the Miami Heat was in downtown Miami today and shocked drivers by dashing out of his truck and into traffic.
Mourning, acting quickly and selflessly, fled into traffic to act as a crossing guard for a pedestrian who needed the assistance.
According to the Sun Sentinel:
Mourning’s vehicle had been sitting in traffic on the right lane, when he spotted a disabled person sitting in a motorized wheelchair along the curb. Mourning jumped out of his SUV, stood in the road and stopped traffic by raising his long arms, while the wheelchair-bound pedestrian made it to the median. Then, the seven-time NBA All-Star immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop. All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side.
After making sure the citizen was safe on the other side of the road, Mourning lowered his arms and headed to his SUV to the sound of cheering fans, who recognized the 6-foot-10 temporary crossing guard.
Talk about a random act of kindness! This is the coolest thing I’ve read all day!
Wish there were more citizens like Alonzo Mourning out there willing to help those in need! Kudos to you, Alonzo!