A video posted by a proud sister showing her brother's dream come true has gone viral.
My brother, Jake, is 18 & a senior at Vestavia. He also happens to have Down Syndrome. Tonight 2 teams helped to make his dream come true! pic.twitter.com/uLoP3KH8KR— Amy Hyde (@Amy_Lissa) August 26, 2017
Amy Hyde's brother, Jake, is a senior at Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. He also, per his sister, has Down syndrome. But that didn't stop Jake from seeing his dream come to fruition under the Friday night lights.
In the video, Jake can be seen scoring a 35-yard touchdown against Briarwood Christian School. He is promptly mobbed by members of both teams as they shout his name.
"Jake is over the moon right now," Amy later Tweeted regarding the media attention.
Folks on Twitter were similarly overcome with emotion:
Me? Oh, just sitting in a restaurant crying now.— Aaron Dotson (@aaronsdotson) August 26, 2017
As a coach and a father of a 2 year old with DS this touches my heart as it did for all of those involved and beyond!— Stephen Bender (@BenderStephen) August 26, 2017
How did I get sunscreen in my eyes at 10pm@at night...in doors...😭— Justin Sweeney (@justindsweeney) August 26, 2017