Amazing Winners Give Back

By Matt Porter

December 21, 2012 Updated Dec 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM EDT

Sharon Springs, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If you won a million dollars..

Would you use it to spend more time with goats?

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, also known as the "Fabulous Beekman Boys" do.

The fab pair won CBS's 21st season of "The Amazing Race."

The team owns a goat farm in Schoharie County.

"We lost our jobs in 2008, and then we had to turn this farm into a business," said Kilmer-Purcell, "So we don't quit, we just keep working until something happens."

The team went from last to first as part of one of the show's biggest comebacks.

"We don't mind being the underdogs," said Ridge, "We don't mind representing all the underdogs in the world."

Thanks to the one million dollar prize, the Beekman Boys will be back living and working together for the first time. Purcell was splitting time between a job in New York City and the farm in order to pay the mortgage.

The Beekman Boys made a name for themselves on the race because they were willing to help even their fiercest competitors when both teams were dead last.

"Everybody possesses or can possess or can develop, you don't always have to be the top of anything or best at anything to be a winner in life," said Ridge, "It's just treating other people as you'd like to be treated."

The city boys cultivate a positive attitude that they discovered was also overflowing upstate.

"To me it's almost the perfect vision of America," said Kilmer-Purcell, "It's neighbors helping their neighbors and getting ahead."

In addition to paying off their mortgage and buying a building in the center of town for their mercantile store, the boys will use the extra cash to help farmers who helped them.

"Whatever it is, you just gotta keep trying your hardest and help other people," said Kilmer-Purcell, "Eventually someone will help you and you'll win."

They won. And hope the rest of their community can too..

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