Wichita, KS

Basketball player helps with stadium cleanup after victory: “Helpfulness, empathy, and compassion”

Amy Christie

After the Wichita State University men’s basketball won against Tarleton State 65-51, one of the players in the winning team felt that he needed to do something extra after the fantastic game.

And he didn’t mind sticking around after the victory to help clean the stadium, even if all the fans and the team were gone.

What are the details?

Dexter Dennis stayed behind after the Wichita State Game ended. He had decided to do a good deed, potentially setting up an example to encourage people not to leave trash behind anymore, according to Sunnyskyz.

Dexter Dennis helped his team get the victory by scoring 13 points. After they won, he didn’t just go home. He stayed after the game was finished, and he went right ahead to help the cleaning staff at Koch Arena get rid of the piled-up trash.

The footage with his good deed was uploaded on social media by Taylor Eldridge, currently covering Wichita State Athletics on behalf of the Wichita Eagle.

As the video uploaded on social media shows, Dexter is definitely a special person.

How did people react?

Several online users were touched by the player’s gesture that showed so much kindness and the will to stay humble in any circumstances.

“Stay humble and stay on your path, young fella, because it’s the correct one,” is how one user felt about it.
“Didn’t get paid. Didn’t get in trouble. Just wanted to help out the cleaning crew,” was Eldridge’s comment on it.

“It’s called having decent parents that taught him to ‘leave it like you found it,’ helpfulness, empathy and compassion for others and their jobs,” was another take on the video.

“He is a class act and is going to be a decent person when he leaves College!” another user wrote after seeing the footage.

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