When They Asked Bobby Weitzel to Judge a Slam Dunk Contest, He Had No Idea He’d Leave With the Crown

You need to meet my friend Bobby Weitzel. Bobby was born with special needs, but that didn’t stop him from living a life of service for others. In 1969, Bobby walked by Reading High School and decided to stop in and ask if they needed any volunteers. From that day on Bobby dedicated his life to serving students at Reading.

And the students are about to call him out for it in the best way possible.

How? By crowning him King of Reading.

The students at Reading High School, in partnership with DUDE BE NICE, put together a slam dunk competition solely for the purpose of surprising Bobby and pouring all the love and compassion on him they possibly could in one afternoon.

It’s a powerful example of the famous passages in Matthew 24:40.

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And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’


By honoring Bobby, these students were actually honoring the King of Kings—and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

Is there someone in your life who’s an unsung hero? How could you honor them today—even in a small way? Don’t let today go by without serving someone else and making their day awesome. It could be a simple email, text, call or even a visit.


And don’t ever forget, when you do something for ‘the least of these’ you’re doing something to honor Christ. Every time.

Brian Orme
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Brian is a writer and editor from Ohio. He works with creative and innovative people to discover the top stories, resources and trends to equip and inspire the Church.