Just when you're about to give up hope, along comes a story like this one to re-affirm your faith in humanity - and especially the youth of today.

When it was announced that the odious Westboro Baptist Church was planning to protest former University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam's coming out as a gay man - making him, potentially, the first out gay player in the NFL - students organized a counter-protest in defense of the young man.

Hundreds of people flocked to the stadium to create a "human wall" of support for Sam.

Small wonder that the right-wing is rapidly going extinct when you see moments like this one.

Congrats to all the young people who showed up to make their voices heard. They are indeed the hope for the future.

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