A 10-year-old boy gives a pep talk to his teammates before their match on October 8. As the video was posted on Twitter, it quickly caught the eyes of netizens, who were seen surprised by how motivating a 5th grader can be before a big football game. Courtney Bridges, describes his son, Lane as 'small but mighty', who not only inspired his fellow teammates but also the huge viewership which the video gained in less than 48 hours since it was posted. Lane reportedly belongs to the Eastland Mavericks team and reportedly spends most of his time on the field, and is also known for his 'unstoppable force'.
This kid has it figured out! No matter your size or make up you lead they will follow. Players must lead programs! pic.twitter.com/R3ICyqMcvM— Chase Richardson (@coach_crich) October 8, 2019
The clip was shared by Chase Richardson, who is a high school football coach in Austin, Texas. The video with more than three million views and a thousand retweets has inspired netizens to not give up and “try harder”. People on the internet have also praised Bridges, to have raised a “gem”. One of the Twitter users also applauded the purity that the young heart owns. Another internet user also said that what he lacks in size is easily made up with his motivational speech. Someone else also replied hilariously that he would run through a brick wall with the determination he received by the 10-year-old Lane. People also believe that in this day and age it is hard to find players who actually stand up for their teammates.
"Determinated".......love it.— Texas🤘 (@UTexLonghorns) October 9, 2019
Kid was born a leader! Love it!— Josh Skipper (@Jskip7) October 9, 2019
The video of the students of Topsail Elementary School inviting a wheelchair-bound kid to play basketball with them is going viral. The gesture shown in the video is in itself a moral lesson for all who watch it. The kids have shown that basketball is not only about who could dunk or shoot a three-pointer, in fact, it is meant for all those who want to play it irrespective of expertise and ability. The joyous moment was captured on camera by a teacher, Jody Keziah, and since then has garnered thousands of views on the internet.