The Special Olympicsgives those with mental and physical disabilities an opportunity to develop physical fitness, have fun, and come together as a supportive community.
The event is a great way for the over 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world to share in something positive and spread awareness about their lives.
It’s safe to say that the Special Olympians’ bravery and willingness to overcome and even embrace the adversity they face is an inspiration to their peers and most anyone who sees the amazing feats these people accomplish.
One such fan is none other than the former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in attendance at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in his home country of Austria on March 23, 2017.
The 2017 Winter Special Olympics World Games are currently being held in Austria, where the opening ceremony took place on March 14 and competitors from 169 countries gathered.
Yesterday, ArnoldSchwarzenegger stopped by the games in his homeland to meet some athletes and lend his support. He documented the visit on his Facebookwith the caption, “These guys inspire me!”
As expected, the public reaction to this meeting was extremely positive, from Facebook users begging “the Terminator” to be their governor, to people reflecting on what an important event the Special Olympics is.
Unfortunately, among all the positivity, there was one user, or “troll” as they’re called, who felt the need to share their negative opinion on the post.
Of course, a mean-spirited internet troll is no match for Mr. Schwarzenegger. He not only put the troll in their place, but also used the negativity as a platform to educate others on why tolerance is so important and why if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say it at all.
The Special Olympics closing ceremony finished earlier today. That means a big congratulations to the athletes is in order, as well as a big thank you toArnold Schwarzenegger for championing positivity. Cheers Arnie!
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