Mitchell Marcus, team manager for the Coronado High basketball team in El Paso, Texas, has a developmental disability. Because of his lifelong love of the game, the Coronado coach allowed him to suit up and play for a few minutes. But when his teammates tried to help him get a basket, Mitchell missed several times and began to get discouraged. Then, something magic happened. With seconds remaining in the game, Jonathon Montanez, a player for the other team, unprompted, helped Mitchell get a basket, and fulfill a dream.
Link: Get out your handkerchiefs. Opposing player helps disabled athlete fulfill a dream
I thought I was cried out, but it was nice to shed some tears over something joyous and positive, for once, lately.