Last month a famous Argentinian golfer Robert De Vicenzo died. He had won the British Open in 1967 beating Jack Nicklaus by two strokes. But perhaps he was best known for giving away his winnings from a tournament in Argentina.
After winning this particular tournament, a local woman asked for his financial help to save the life of her baby daughter. He immediately endorsed his winner’s cheque to her name.
Later that evening a golf friend told him that the woman didn’t have a sick child. That she was a liar. De Vicenzo said to his friend: “So the baby never died. That’s the best news you could have told me.”
An uplifting story, which makes us think how we can be generous, not just with money but with our time.
The more of us that do it, the better it becomes for everybody.