This little boy’s act of sportsmanship will make you feel good about humans

Be prepared to become a fan of Josh Zuchowski.

The 9-year-old boy is one of the best swimmers for his age group in the state of Florida. He recently took home first place in a race, but that’s not where the story ends.

One of Josh’s biggest rivals, 10-year-old Reese Branzell, was not able to take part in the race. Branzell was hospitalized in early November for a mysterious bone infection.

So what did Josh Zuchowski do after he won his race?

He sent Branzell his trophy and a note (which you can see below).

Why did he do it? Allow Josh to explain:

"I felt bad for him," Josh said in an interview with WPBF 25 News. "It wasn’t something I had to do. I talked about it with my parents and they’re tryuing to teach me to be a good sport and I was just trying to do what they taught me."

And here’s his note:

You can get more details in the video below. Way to go, Josh Zuchowksi.