It’s priceless to grow up with our siblings. But what would happen if your sibling were born with a disability or had sickness? You would be stronger and more responsible. You may be younger but may act like the older. You’re their forever defender. They were born less lucky than you but always deserve living a happy life full of love and kindness. After posted on the Internet, the clip of a brother helping his sister on wheelchair score a basketball shot fetching the goal post to her went viral. It melts the hearts of millions of Internet users.
After shared by former basketball player Rex Chapman on Twitter with a caption saying, “This brother helping his sister get buckets is definitely the Twitter content I’m here for.”, the 14-second clip went viral. It has collected over 6.2 million views and more than 71,000 retweets. It proves clearly that the roles and responsibilities of families and society are the keys to make a difference in the lives of specially-abled individuals. The Internet users called the young boy and his sister “champions”.
The young boy and his sister in the video are Tomas and Abbey. Abbey, short for Abigail, is nine-years-old. “Abby suffers from Leigh’s Disease which is an infantile form of Mitochondrial Disease,” explains a fundraising page. Abbey’s dad is running the Boston Marathon in her honor and the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to a team of researchers looking for a cure for the illness.
The page explains that while Abbey needs a wheelchair to get around and is non-verbal, she has an incredible zest for life as is apparent from this video of her. This video is also shared by the sibling’s father Greg Mac Curtain on his YouTube channel ‘Friends of Abby Mac’.
The clip was also tweeted by former basketball player Rex Chapman with a caption saying, “This brother helping his sister get buckets is definitely the Twitter content I’m here for.” His tweet has collected over 6.2 million views, some 4 lakh likes and more than 71,000 retweets.
See the video here.