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All Tobias Bass wanted was to borrow a jogging stroller. He ended up getting much, much more.

Tobias, a 10-year-old in Oklahoma, has been training to push his disabled brother, 11-year-old Titus, in a local 5K race. The only problem is Tobias didn't have a jogging stroller that would fit Titus. So he wrote this note to Oklahoma News 9. The note displays remarkable determination for a boy Tobias' age, and it has inspired countless people across the state and country:

Dear Mr. Kelly Ogle and Amanda Taylor,

Hi my name is Tobias Bass. I am 10 years old and a student at Ida Freeman in Edmond. I hear you guys on the news sometimes when something bad happens telling Oklahomans to send money to a bank to bury someone or for kids who parents have died. Well no one has died and I don’t want any money but I need help. My pastor said we have to be Gods hands and feet but I’m going to be his legs to. My brother is 11 and has cerebral palsy and is deaf and lost his stomach last year. He cries when he sees kids playing outside and wants to go to. So I decided I would start by pushing him in a 5k and we would work our way up to an Ironman contest someday. So our first 5k where I push him is Friday night at John Marshall High School on September 27 at 6:00.

Here’s the part I need help with. My mom is a teacher and can’t afford one of those fancy running pushing joggers and all I have to use is a baby pushing stroller. I don’t think it will fit Titus my brother. Can you go on the news and not ask Oklahomans to give me anything but can someone loan me a jogger pusher so I can push Titus in the 5k?

I have been in jujitsu since I was 5 and play football for Edmond all sports so I’m physically ready.

I am going to be a pastor someday and my mentor is pastor Craig Brochel of Life Church so I’m spiritually prepared.

If someone can loan me a pusher I will volunteer myself out to any other parents who want me to run their disabled children in a 5k. I can be the legs for more than one kid. I want help for someone who is alive and can still laugh on life. I hope you can ask for help to our Oklahomans.

Thank you

Tobias Bass

Upon hearing of Tobias' quest, News 9 reached out to Oklahoma Able Tech and acquired a jogging stroller that he and his brother could keep. Tobias has been training for the 5K for weeks, and he'll get to live out his dream on Friday night.

"It's not all about me," Tobias says, "It's about Titus and love."

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Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria's "Bye Bye Bye" touchdown dance wasn't just a cool tribute to the boy band 'N Sync, it was also a savvy allusion to Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's popular video, "The Evolution of End Zone Dancing."

At the end of the video, Fallon does the "Bye Bye Bye" dance that Timberlake and his 'N SYNC members popularized more than one decade ago.

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The talk show host even said that if any NFL player did one of the dances from the video, he would match his $10,000 fine with a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Fauria did the "Bye Bye Bye" dance after scoring a touchdown Sunday against the Redskins.

It turned out to be a win-win for Fauria. Not only was he not fined by the NFL, Fallon still agreed to donate $10,000.

"We were going nuts," Fallon said Tuesday on his show. "We all saw it on Twitter. We were going crazy."

Fauria even got a shout-out from one of the 'NSYNC band members, Joey Fatone:

And anyone who knows Fauria knows this won't be the last time the 6-foot-7 tight end makes a viral clip with his moves.

"Do I love attention? Yes," Fallon told ESPN. "I'm not trying to hide it. My personality is one that can be shown, and if it is in a positive light, I'm not going to be in a negative eye. I'm going to just keep [going], once I'm making plays."

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The release of Drake's new album, Nothing Was The Same, on Tuesday was big news across the world, but perhaps nowhere was it more anticipated than in Toronto, the rapper's hometown.

And Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, a friend of Drake's, made sure that dozens of fans received their own copies of the album hours after it was released. The 26-year-old Johnson posted photos on Instagram of him purchasing every single CD at two stores and then giving them out to fans.

As you might expect, fans were thrilled:

Johnson made $6.5 million last year and is set to make $7 million this year, so he can certainly afford to purchase all these albums.

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Andre Agassi's latest business venture sounds like a win-win situation. Box Buddies gives kids a healthier snack option, and all proceeds go to the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.

"It's weird how things end up in life," Agassi said Monday with the official launch of the product. "I had no interest in another business. First of all, I'm never going to sell anything in a grocery store for a business profit -- that's not what I need. But bringing awareness to having a healthier lifestyle and having a revenue stream for education through this brand, that's something that can be productive."

This new single-serving line of apple sauce, granola bars and milk (cheese coming soon) is a partnership between V20 Foods and Agassi's Foundation, which has raised nearly $200 million since its inception in 1994. The Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy just opened this month, becoming the first charter school in Michigan to be funded through the Canyon Agassi investment initiative for social change.

Although Agassi is excited to introduce Box Buddies, which is available in 800 stores nationwide with plans of reaching another 1,200, he understands that it is hardly a cure-all for health issues such as childhood obesity.

"Real health is about real knowledge of a well-balanced lifestyle," he said. "It's part of a much broader message. You're not going to get real health from any product off the shelf. But maybe through this, it gives parents some awareness and gets them going in the right direction."

The ultimate test of whether Box Buddies can last comes down to taste. If kids don't like it, the product is going to be in trouble.

Agassi took a pre-emptive step by having his kids and their friends do taste tests during development. For example, early in the process, his daughter Jaz, who turns 10 next month, tried a granola bar that seemed to have more chocolate than granola. It was a normal choice for a kid, but looks, in this case, were deceiving.

"She spit it out, so we moved on," he says. "She was then more reluctant to try more, but things got better."

There's no getting around the fact that kids like soda and junk food because they taste good. That's where Box Buddies must distinguish itself.

"First, you have to get parents to buy it," Agassi said. "But they're not going to buy it again, if it doesn't deliver."

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While the details from Saturday's prank at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., are still emerging, this much is clear: Michigan's athletic department paid for skywriters to create pro-Wolverines messages across the state.

One of those messages coincidentally appeared right above Spartan Stadium, where the Michigan State Spartans were preparing to battle Youngstown State. As you can imagine, it was pretty embarrassing for Michigan State players and fans to look into the sky and see the words "Go Blue."

So how did Michigan State retaliate? By raising more than $30,000 for charity.

After the skywriting incident, Michigan State alumni association executive director Scott Westerman spearheaded a drive to raise money for an Ann Arbor-based cancer non-profit. Westerman, whose wife is a two-time survivor of ovarian cancer, tweeted Thursday that the total donations were surpassing $30,000.

Westerman told Diamond Leung of that at one point this week, the alumni association was raising $1,000 an hour.

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The most famous locks in the NFL are getting a trim.

Troy Polamalu, whose long, luscious hair has made him one of the most recognizable athletes in the country, announced Thursday that he would be getting a haircut on Veteran's Day in solidarity with the Veterans of Foreign Wars' "Mane Event." Held on Nov. 11, the "Mane Event" will raise money and awareness for veterans who are returning home from overseas.

This was surely no easy decision for Polamalu, who keeps his hair long as a tribute to his Samoan heritage. In the past he's said he wouldn't shave his head if it meant a Super Bowl win for the Steelers. The six-time Pro Bowler hasn't gotten a haircut in more than a decade, and his mane is nearly three feet long.

Polamalu's locks have even been insured for $1 million.

Here's what the 32-year-old posted on Facebook, which includes a YouTube clip with more information on the project.

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Whether he's wooing high schoolers or pre-schoolers, Urban Meyer has got game.

The coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, known for his creative recruiting tactics, has made headlines recently with this delightful letter to a 2-year-old "recruit."

Recently the family of youngster Sullivan Busser created a recruiting flyer promoting their son's athletic prowess and academic excellence. Much like a traditional recruiting source, this flyer listed Sullivan's date or birth, his weight and his height. Born in June 2011, Sullivan is 3-foot-2 and weighs in at 25 pounds.

Here's the flyer, via Cleveland's Fox 8.

Meyer took note of Sullivan and even responded to the youngster:

Dear Sullivan:

Your parents sent us your future Buckeye recruiting information. We will look for you to make your collegiate football debut in 2029 — you will need to gain a little weight, but our strength staff will take care of that! Go Bucks!

Urban Meyer
Head Football Coach

While Meyer has ruffled some feathers with his recruiting tactics before, it's hard to be mad with this adorable gesture.

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As a walk-on for Michigan's basketball team, Josh Bartelstein had a unique view of the program, which he had blogged about for fun on since his sophomore year. During last season's run to the NCAA Finals, the blog provided an incredible insight into the team, which had gone from a 1-6 start in the Big Ten when he was a sophomore to a few shots away from the national title as a senior.

"Every 10 days, I just gave a glimpse of what we were doing on and off the court," Bartelstein, a captain of Michigan’s team last season, told "So it wasn't just like recaps of games, it was just to let people understand what it was like to be a student-athlete. The blog became pretty popular, and fans could write in questions or comments -- and it kind of took on a life of its own.

"At first I didn’t know how much time I’d have," he added. "But I did it -- and I couldn’t be happier I did. It’s a great way to look back at my college career."

Now, according to, Bartelstein's written an e-book about the experience through last season's tournament, with the help of some of the team's bigger stars: Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr., Stu Douglass and Trey Burke.

It will be sold through the website According to, it will also be available through by the end of the month.

Bartelstein, a sports management major, isn't the only Big Ten bench player to turn his experience into literary gold. Former Ohio State player Mark Titus wrote the book "Don't Put Me In Coach", which was released in 2012.

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