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Video gets 680 000 hits

2012-06-03 14:12

Ohio - A video of an Ohio boy with cerebral palsy who is joined by cheering classmates as he finishes a school race has gained a following online.

Eleven-year-old Matt Woodrum is seen in the 16 May video struggling midway through a 400m race at Colonial Hills Elementary School in the Columbus suburb of Worthington. His physical education teacher starts to run alongside him, and almost spontaneously, so do classmates who had just run their own race.

The video shows students encouraging a tired-looking Woodrum to keep going by clapping and chanting his name. They burst into applause when he triumphantly finishes.

The nearly five-minute video, posted on YouTube this week by the boy's uncle, has since received more than 680 000 views. Several online comments call Woodrum and his classmates an inspiration.

Comments
  • Sean - 2012-06-03 15:02

    At last a story that shows there is still humanity in some of us humans.

      John - 2012-06-04 09:10

      Who are the idiots who are giving the thumbs down to this story? This is a real story of dignity, strength and compassion.

  • Marco - 2012-06-03 15:17

    some people have all the goddamn luck. yes , iknow i'm going to hell.

  • jc.smit - 2012-06-03 15:17

    Link to the video maybe?

      BubblesdoubleO7 - 2012-06-03 16:43

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Alt2DssYc The link is actually in the article.

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