If you watch sports enough, then you’ve seen many videos or been on-hand for teams who will honor athletes with disabilities by giving them a chance to run for a touchdown uncontested as the crowd cheers them on.
It’s a great moment for everybody involved.
A moment like that was planned for one youth football game, but things did not go as planned as one opposing player apparently didn’t get the memo.
In a video that has since gone viral, a team appears to be a player with a disability a chance to run down the field for a touchdown. One of the opposing players shattered his dream by tackling him.
The defender, Aiden, rushed into the backfield and tackled Chris as soon as he took the handoff. According to Chris’ grandfather, Chris was not hurt by the hit and Aiden apologized immediately.
“Chris was not hurt in the football game and Aiden apologized right away and it was a great learning experience,” the grandfather said in a video shared to TikTok.
If you were wondering, Chris got a second chance the following play.