The Amazing Race is one of my favorite shows on tv, twelve pairs of teams travel to places all over the world and have to perform tasks at each stop to determine who is eliminated. I always root for the underdogs, my absolute favorite team was Danny and Oswald from season 2 but this season I really liked Uchenna and Joyce. They had a wonderful spirit to them, were courteous and helpful to the other teams and above all they played fair.
Because they were the last team to arrive at the last pit stop, they had their luggage and money confiscated for the remainder of the race.
In previous episodes they had given money to other players who were in the same situation. Throughout the race, we learned of their fertility problems and how their heart was filled and they were humbled when they visited an orphanage in Africa.
However, through chance they happened to stumble in first place but with a catch! They didn't have enough money to pay the cab driver his fare once they got to the final destination which was a mere sprint from the cab to the finish line.
They could have easily abandoned the cab driver and taken off to win the race and a million dollars as their competitors would have done in a heartbeat! They instead begged people for money to ensure that the cab driver was taken care of before running to the finish line. And they still won!!!!
I hope that I have enough honor and grace in my heart to do the same if ever I were in their shoes. When they won, Uchenna said that they would use the money toward more in-vitro treatments or adoption. It's wonderful to see good people win!