Netizens are all praise and more than a few teary eyes for the undying spirit of a differently-abled teen who joined a running event.
What caught the collective attention? Even with just one leg and relying on crutches, this champ was unfazed and decided to run alongside the other ‘perfect’ participants.
A video clip which has viral on Facebook and TikTok, showcased the young runner, with a woman cheering him on by his side.
Turns out, she’s his teacher. And here’s the big win: despite running with crutches, he conquered the finish line!
According to local reports, this touching scene unfolded during the Special Education Sports Championship in Hulu Langat district.
“This championship is filled with moments that touch your soul. We sent 10 students, including one visually impaired,” he penned.
@faridkamaruddin18 Replying to @malikperang original video #ppki #mssd ♬ original sound – Farid Kamaruddin
The heartwarming display of determination by the one-legged teen runner touched many online.
One inspired user expressed hope for the young athlete’s future, urging him to aim for para-SUKMA, the para SEA games, and even the Paralympics, emphasizing that the teen is worth the world.
Another was moved to tears by the video, commenting on how it made them increasingly emotional with every watch.
There was also immense appreciation for the teacher’s encouragement and unwavering support, with sentiments like ‘huge respect for the teacher’ echoing in the comments.