Jared Stevens, a teenager from Brentwood, Tennessee with severe cerebral palsy, realized his wrestling dream when his big-hearted opponent, 12-year-old Justin Kievit, guided Stevens towards pinning him on the mat.
Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Jared is admired around Brentwood for his tireless dedication to sports; he has participated in three football games, playing in his wheelchair, and helps coach his school’s basketball team. Wrestling is Stevens’ athletic endeavor, and he had his first opportunity to participate in an exhibition match this week against a rival school. Justin’s coaches paired the 7th grader with Jared not for his wresting skills (Justin is team captain), but for his kindness.
Randi Stevens, one of Jared’s wrestling coaches (no relation), recorded a video of the match on his cell phone and posted it to YouTube for family and friends to see, and it has since gone viral with over 350,000 views. The video shows Jared getting down on the mat, and Justin pulling his arm over his own body for the pin, giving Jared the win. It’s a must-watch; Jared’s big smile is as heartwarming as it is contagious.
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.
More About Inspiring Stories
What You’re Sharing
- The Husband Who Vanished
- The Reunion That Took 77 Years to Happen
- The Baby Who Refused to Die: 11 Hours in Room 407
- 26 Secrets of Happiness: Quotable Quotes
- Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before
- “Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College