Twitter has a bad rap of being a place where Internet trolls hide in order to dole out unnecessary meanness. But in one little corner of the Twitter-verse, a lovely thing is happening.
Welcome to Ninja-Twitter, where you can emotionally fuel up on love and community support. Case in point, what happened during Monday night’s American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja episode.
We first noticed it when we commented on Najee Richardson’s epic ascent of the Zig Zag Climb in his race against Nick Hanson.
Fastest Zig Zag Climb so far this season! #NinjavsNinja https://t.co/q4aPm4duRl— Ninja Warrior Nation (@anwnation) April 17, 2018
Was Nick bitter that he lost? No. He was in awe of Najee.
I blinked...and he pushed the buzzer. Haha— Nick Hanson (@EskimoNinjaUNK) April 17, 2018
Unbeliveable how fast @NajeeRichardson is...there was just no way haha https://t.co/Egr249zCdG— Nick Hanson (@EskimoNinjaUNK) April 17, 2018
But then here comes Najee himself, giving love right back to his “opponent.”
No way dude! You’re the freaking man! Standing next to you was stress city! #NinjavsNinja @ninjawarrior https://t.co/FcaIVjhPYn— Najee Richardson (@NajeeRichardson) April 17, 2018
Here’s Najee’s teammate, Cassie Craig, showering Zhanique Lovett with praise right after Zhanique beat her in a race.
Such an incredible athlete. Left me in the dust! Love you @zhaniquelovett! https://t.co/0CMPqxhTfa— Cassie Jo Craig (@cassiejocraig) April 17, 2018
Then, out of nowhere, Barclay Stockett hops in. She’s not even in this episode!
Can we talk about how fast @NajeeRichardson and Michael Torres are?! #phoenixforce #ninjavsninja— Barclay Stockett (@BarclayStockett) April 17, 2018
Yup. Najee had some love for her as well.
See here’s the secret. We were channeling our inner #BarclayStrong ☺️ #NinjavsNinja @ninjawarrior https://t.co/RXCTogrt9I— Najee Richardson (@NajeeRichardson) April 17, 2018
Travis Rosen had his team swept by Nick’s Frostbite. Both Ninjas paid each other well-deserved respect.
Again, so honored to have raced you bro. Already wait till next season!! And this ones not even over!!!!!— Nick Hanson (@EskimoNinjaUNK) April 18, 2018
Us, reading all these Tweets:
Moral of the story: If you ever want to see the very best of sportsmanship and camaraderie, go hang out on a Ninja Warrior’s Twitter.
And, if you haven’t, you need to watch the race between Nick and Najee that kicked off this love-fest.