Boy In Wheelchair Scores Full Length Touchdown With The Help Of Both Teams

by : Emily Brown on : 22 Aug 2018 01:34
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A heartwarming video showed the moment a boy in a wheelchair scored a full length touchdown with the help of both teams. 


The American football game was taking place between the East Hickman Eagles Minors football team and the Fairview Minors at East Hickman in Tennessee.

During the match, the Eagles gave the ball to one of the Fairview Minors players, named Dwaine.

Watch the lovely display of kindness here:


Dwaine uses a wheelchair due to his Cerebral Palsy, which he was diagnosed with at the age of two. He started to need the wheelchair when he was just six years old.

The video showed the opposing young players come together and jog alongside Dwaine as he carried the football the length of the field to the end zone and scored a touchdown.

Spectators at the game could be heard cheering the player on, clapping and yelling out ‘Go Dwaine!’ while he made his way down the field.

The referee called the touchdown, and Dwaine made his way out of the crowd of players to high-five some of his supporters.

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He approached the woman behind the camera, who said, ‘Way to go Dwaine, good job man!’

The amazing display of team spirit from the young football players showed their kindness and compassion – hopefully they all went on to have a great game!

Examples of support and inclusivity have spread from the football pitch to music venues recently, as fans at a recent Liam Gallagher concert helped make 30-year-old Michael Reynolds’ experience an unforgettable one.


Michael has used a wheelchair for the past five years, after breaking his back during a motocross race accident.

He was in the packed crowd at Gallagher’s recent gig at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground when the singer started to perform the classic Oasis hit Wonderwall.

The huge crowd meant Michael was struggling to see the stage, but thankfully his surrounding fellow Oasis fans were more than happy to lend a hand.

Michael’s friends started to lift his chair up into the air, and as they did, around 20 other members of the crowd came to help.

The group raised Michael over their heads so he had a clear view of Gallagher owning the stage and driving the fans wild with Wonderwall.

Michael spoke to the Manchester Evening News about the incredible experience.

He said:

Obviously, there was the disabled area, but there were 15 of us and I am the only one in a wheelchair.

But I couldn’t see, I ended up just listening to it. My mates had the idea of lifting me up.

Suddenly, there were 20 lads all helping. Everyone was loving it. It was really positive. The atmosphere was unbelievable. Everyone was really helping.

You couldn’t fault the crowd at all, it was just people being positive wanting to help.

The event caught the attention of the star performer, who praised the people who had helped to give Michael the best view of the stage.

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Gallagher tweeted, saying:

Respect to the lads at my concert for giving Michael Reynolds the best view in the house BIBLICAL BEHAVIOUR as you were LG x

At least there are still some kind hearted people left in the world!

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Sport, Viral Video


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