When Both Teams Win

This is one of the sweetest, most selfless things I’ve ever seen.

Go ahead and grab a tissue.


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  1. oh my word…..that was spectacular!!!
    Kind of renews your faith in today’s teens!!

  2. Wow!
    I am wiping away tears as I type this to you.
    Thank you for posting this.

    (On a side note, I am originally from the Twin Cities when the reporter -Steve Hartman- started out forever ago. He always was seeking out the side note stories , and the “Hart” of the story.)

    Thank you again

  3. Tears.
    And I work with Special Needs kids. This gesture would mean the world to them.
    Thank you for sharing this

  4. I LOVE this! I saw it earlier on Facebook and could not stop crying. The parents of the boy from the other team are certainly raising their child right! What an encouragement and example that young man is!

  5. giiiirrrrrllll –
    you got me. I am tempted to wake up my sweet son, and let him watch this. Thank you.

  6. Oh. My. Gracious.
    I’ve gone from cracking up at Uncle Si to sobbing over those sweet boys.
    I need a cold beverage.
    And a Kleenex.

  7. Watching this on FB yesterday and cried my eyes out. Then I made my husband watch it and I cried my eyes out again. So sweet. I want to raise my son to be like that!

  8. Crying right now! It’s refreshing to see a story about the “good guys.” Those parents should be so proud of both of those boys!

  9. Love, love, love!

  10. I, too, will show this to my boys tomorrow. What amazing kids, and how awesome are their parents? Just small gestures prove that people still know how to raise their kids to do what’s right. And that coach? Talk about an amazing man…willing to sacrifice a win for one young man to have his moment. Lump in my throat. I love it.

  11. Deborah (Debbie) says:

    Not sure how I’m going to sleep tonight after seeing this…but I’m going to be thanking God for seeing that I got to see this post tonight and for raising up young men like this.

  12. These are the young people that I pray each day are going to become the leaders of tomorrow. I have three boys. Little boys. I hope they grow up to understand what these young men obviously understand. What a great video!

  13. Courtney Sloane says:

    Oh, I watched this the other day and cried like a baby. I proceeded to share it to make sure others did the same. Such a great story.

  14. I think I cried harder watching the second time than I did the first. That is now one of my favorite videos ever.

  15. This is the third time I have seen this video. . .it sure is getting the exposure it deserves!!! I watch it every time I see it posted. . .and even though I know the ending a still get that lump in my throat. I’ve been debating taking the three minutes at school to show it (I teach 7th graders) and think I might today. Sometimes all it takes is seeing an example for one to think twice in the future and “pass it on”.

  16. Pass the tissues. Being raised to treat others as you would like to be treated has far reaching moments that forever change people.

  17. I have not seen this before…..thanks for posting this….I’m sitting here in tears…..if only all of our children were raised to believe this….what a different world it would be!!!!

  18. I should have heeded your warning and grabbed that tissue…..

  19. I’ve watched this video four times, and I’ve shared it with a dozen people, and I cry every. single. time.

  20. Love it! My 7 year old son is mentally disabled so I tear up at anything like this! Gets me every time. I am grateful for parents who teach their children how to treat people in general, but especially those with disabilities!

  21. yes, i did cry

  22. Well, this is the best.

  23. I’ve seen this video all over Facebook but didn’t watch it till now. OH. MY. WORD. Kind of renews your faith in the younger generation. What an incredibly selfless and wonderful thing for that sweet boy to do to let Mitchell have his moment.

  24. Dern, I had my face on and then I watched this clip. I had to redo totally, but it was worth it. That boy was raised right! They all were!!

  25. WHY do I continue to watch that while I am at work? WHY I ask – knowing I am going to bawl my eyeballs out!

    As we say in Alabama – Bless his heart.

  26. Just wonderful.

  27. There here mama heart of a developmentally delayed young man, herself? She is a weepin’!!!! Thank you Sophie. Thank you for sharing this. A million thank you’s.

  28. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. We saw this yesterday and MY WORD. Tears. Such a sweet story.

  30. yep, that got me.
    I dont know if you’ve seen it or not but there s a video out there of high school wrestlers. One of the wrestlers has CP. His dad picked him up carried him to the matt, laid him down and his “match” began. The other wrestler pulled the boy with cerebral palsy on top of him so he could “pin him” and get the score.Not only did that make me cry as well but my best friends 11yr old son said “It makes me proud to be a kid”
    Made me cry even more

  31. That was precious, just precious!
    I wish that coach was OUR coach!

    Hugs from Minnesota

  32. Veronica May says:

    How Wonderful. I was moved and touched by the video. It restored by faith in human nature.

    The coach was an example of humanity at its best. The 22 year old boy who passed Mitchell the ball was mature, compassionate and if I could I would adopt him!

    Wonderful stuff

  33. Christy says:

    I really need to start listening to you when you say ‘grab a tissue’

  34. andi hunter says:

    Should have grabbed that tissue.

  35. Becky in 'Bama says:

    My husband and I watched this last night when we were clearing out the DVR… I didn’t boo hoo but the tears puddled on my tee shirt. :) THAT should be the kind of stuff that receives Presidential Recognition!!


  37. Wow. Like a movie script. What a beautiful story. The coach, the teammates, and that boy from the other team…his momma must have a heart overflowing with joy and pride in that young man.

  38. Love it!!

  39. The Best!!! I was so proud. I just saw the boys and their Mums on Ellen a couple of weeks ago. Brings tears to your eyes for sure.


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