Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- For publicly demonstrating a visible act of chivalry and serving as strong role models for today's young men, Dave and Connor O'Leary, contestants on the CBS program "The Amazing Race," have each been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for April, 2014.
The honor, presented by BringChivalryBack.com, recognizes noteworthy gestures of chivalry, grandiose or small, which demonstrate the impact that positive gestures by men can have.
During the episode of "The Amazing Race" which aired April 13th the O'Leary father-and-son team had reached the mat that represented the finish line for this leg of the race around the world. They were closely trailed by the Country Music Team, Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth.
Despite being in a race where winning a leg of the race could mean valuable prizes and losing could eliminate a team from the race, the O'Leary's, of Salt Lake City, Utah, allowed the two women to step on the mat ahead of them. As Caroline and Jennifer approached the finish where Connor was waiting, Dave told his son, "Let them go first."
This gracious gesture was noted and acknowledged by the CBS show's host Phil Keoghan, who remarked to the men, "I love the way you let them take second place. That was very nice of you."
Relationship expert John Rasiej of BringChivalryBack.com remarks, "Anytime we can see positive role models displaying admirable qualities, the chance for more people to see the value of that behavior increases. This one was noteworthy in that it came in the middle of a competition. Seeing how a father had passed strong values onto his son underscored its meaning. All of us, particularly young boys and teenagers, benefit by seeing positive role models such as this, and Dave and Connor deserve to be championed."
Mr. Rasiej, founder of BringChivalryBack.com, selected the Amazing Race contestants as awardees not because the gesture itself was grandiose but for how generously and naturally it was offered. Having chivalry displayed on National television helps spread the message in a powerful way to many people.
BringChivalryBack.com aspires to rekindle the sincere practice of courteous behavior by men toward women. More information is available at www.BringChivalryBack.com and at the blog on that website.