Matt W: Never give up. Never, never, never. (Video)

More than anything else, Matt wanted to run in his school’s Field Day race last week. Unfortunately, Matt has spastic cerebral palsy, a difficult disorder that makes moving, especially running, very hard for him. But Matt decided to run anyway, and what happened next is unbearably beautiful.

  • Topdabadawg

    Wow, balling at my desk. Amazing

  • _Moose_

    These posts are hampering my image at the office as a heartless son-of-a-bitch. I need to start closing my door.

    Very beautiful.

  • Brock

    Little dude is awesome! And props to all the kids at the school for realizing what is important in the world.

  • S.Freud

    Hope for the future? Yeah. Restored.

  • Yessirr

    Somehow I managed to get concrete, bacon grease, and chest hair in my eyes all at once just now. That's why my eyes are watering. Really.

  • tmach81

    DAMN YOU CHIVE yet again you make me tear up with something so beautiful. I love how all of his classmates cheered him on and made him feel like a winner Kudos to Matt and Kudos to his classmates. They all should be commended.

  • Mike B.

    Faith in humanity restored

  • tv_paul

    Great job Matt and to the kids that cheered him on. This is the best post of the day by far.

  • JPPO

    Awesome!!! This is the best lesson I got today…

  • ILoveGifs

    Whoever is cutting onions right now, it would be nice if you stop.

  • faith restored

    I have a daughter with epilepsy and her determination and CONSTANT cheery demeanor are always an inspiration for me to try harder, do better and do it all with a great smile and a great attitude. I think sometimes we tend to look at people who have disabilities and we feel bad for them when in reality, we should strive to have the heart that keeps them going. I love my daughter with all my heart and I wish I had another just like her or just like Matt. He's going to be just fine!

  • Mudmonkey

    Faith in humanity, restored.

  • JJT

    Was painful to watch at first you feel for the guy but by the end everyone cheering, genuinely cheering him, shows he is a tough kid and that there is hope for our youth

  • meany

    great job Matt. wonder how the kid who got 1st place is feeling

  • ckron247

    That was awesome! Inspiring, and motivating. Let's go Matt, Let's go!

  • Kate Miller-Fontaine

    Thank you so much for posting this guys! Beautiful video and great job Matt!

  • Brent Misfeldt

    Eye of the tiger!

  • Ferngully

    Sniff… Sniff… Fucking allergy season… 😉

  • Nick

    All I got to say is that my hope in humanity and our youth is now restored. What those kids did to cheer him on like that is awesome. Way to go Matt, never give up, never surrender, go after all your dreams and don't let anyone tell you you can't do something, because you just proved that you can do anything you want if you just try.

  • Trailer Ray

    Get this kid a kcco shirt. Truly inspirational video.

  • Underbaker

    Hey Matt, if you're reading these messages I would love to get a high-five from you dude, because you are just awesome. <img src="; width="300">

  • drbman

    wow teary eyes in my office! Wow this kid is truly awesome, and we worry about the tideous things!
    this kid and his classmates made my day, Let's go Matt let's go!!

  • Lowrent75

    Undoubtedly one of the greatest things I have ever seen.

  • markhats

    this should be #1 on Sportscenter's top 10

    • Weedo

      But he doesn't play for the Yankees or Red Sox, so no chance

    • tv_paul

      markhats: I liked your idea so much I emailed the link to ESPN Sportcenter. I don't know if they'll read/watch it or not but I tried.

      • BOSTONchiver

        we should all send them an email and top 10 suggestion! lets get everyone to do it

      • markhats

        i also just emailed them….lets get every Chiver as well

  • nick

    Faith in humanity restored thank you future generation. Is there anyway we could show this school recognition for teaching its students to come together and suport each individual whos having a hard time and recognize the students for caring deeply for eachother?

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