Two praiseworthy things happened in Wilton last week that deserve a shout-out. Despite the fact that one took place at a sporting event and another at a celebration, no one won anything but admiration.
The first event was last Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the FCIAC boys cross-country championship meet at Waveny Park in New Canaan. Wilton High School junior Davis Cote was running his race when he saw a competitor — Danbury High School senior Aidan Byrne — struggling and then collapsing right next to him. Instead of carrying on, Davis stopped, turned around, picked Aidan up and then helped him finish the last 100 meters to cross the finish line. According to the story in The Bulletin’s sports section, Davis lost about 10 places for his actions.