This is the heart-warming moment a group of schoolkids included a boy who uses a wheelchair in their game of American football – so he could score a touchdown.
The pupils passed the football to Kale Hannah,12, who steered his electric wheelchair towards the end zone during a game at recess.
The kids at Detroit Lakes Middle School in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA all pushed passed each other and chased Kale as he sped away smiling.
Sixth grade teacher Katelyn Biggar, 28, whipped out her phone to film the adorable scene at lunchtime break, on April 15.
She said: “It is not uncommon for them to find ways to include Kale.
“Kale has been going to school with them for years now, and they realise that he can’t do all of the same things.
“It completely changed my mood that day, and made me so proud to call of them my students.
“We try our best to include Kale in all physical activities. If we are playing a game of some sort, we will find a way to adapt it so it works for him.
“For example, one of our games roller dodgeball, you have to hit someone in the foot with a ball, for Kale, you have to hit his front wheel.
“The kids encourage and cheer him on all the time! So for them, this wasn’t new, but it was just finally captured on camera.”
Katelyn has been teaching Kale since September 2020, but says this is the first time Kale has been able to make it down to where the children play football.
The teacher from Lakeville said: “He has to take the long way to get there due to an accessible sidewalk, but was finally feeling up to the challenge last week.
“He usually watches, but that day for some reason, got in on the action!
Kale has the BEST energy. Always laughing, and always looking for the bright in a situation. He has a great sense of humour, and is very witty!”