This Story Of NBA Star Charles Barkley’s Friendship With A Cat Litter Scientist Will Make Your Weekend!
Without question, this is the most uplifting thing you’ll read all weekend.
Former NBA star Charles Barkley is known across the globe as one of the greatest basketball players to ever step on the court in the 1980s and the 1990s — and he’s equally well-known for his post-playing career life in the public eye as a TV analyst, commercial pitch man, and horrible golfer.
But there’s one thing you probably didn’t know about Charles Barkley, until today: one of his best (and most unlikely) friends is a Chinese immigrant who became a cat litter scientist in a small town in Iowa.
This incredible, uplifting WBUR piece written and audio-produced by author Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang and Barkley — from the beginnings of their very random and unlikely friendship, through Lin’s death and Charles’ eulogy at the funeral.
The whole thing is equal parts funny, and light-hearted, and emotional — and it’s sweeping across the internet right now with positive reaction over its humanity and warm-heartedness from seemingly every corner of the world.
We can’t even begin to explain it as is; seriously, click here and read/listen to the whole thing for yourself.
You don’t need to be a basketball fan (or a cat litter aficionado! Ha!) to appreciate the greater message and ultimate conclusion.
Who’s cutting onions around here right now??
[Image via WENN.]