A Bradford, Pennsylvania teenage athlete is going viral for his kind spirit and sportsmanlike qualities.

On January 3, wrestler Dillon Keane’s girlfriend, Brooke McGriff, took to Twitter to let her followers know how proud she is of her boyfriend.

Attached to that tweet was a video, the video showed Keane wrestling an opponent he volunteered to compete against:

In the video, the high school senior shakes Jake’s had before engaging in a match that is sure to bring its viewers chills.

Jake quickly forces Keane to the ground earning two takedown points before finding himself in a battle on the mat.

Then with a burst of energy, Jake finds the strength to get Keane on his back. And just a few seconds later, the referee blows the whistle and slaps that mat indicating that Jake had pinned Keane, making Jake the winner.

And the crowd went wild for the both of them.

McGriff wrote on Twitter:

Jake, a member of my old high school’s wrestling team suffers a physical disability. Tonight my boyfriend volunteered to have a wrestling match with him, making his dream come true. Amazing to see the joy it brought to his family and the community. My heart is so full

The video quickly garnered over 340,000 views and has been retweeted more than 19,000 times.

And hundreds of strangers commented on McGriff’s posts applauding Keane for his kindness:

Marry him sis

idek you but your boyfriend… he’s no boy. that’s a MAN, love this


You’re a credit to humanity Dillon. God bless you

That is so awesome. It’s little giving things like this that make the world a better place. A small gesture that probably meant the world to that young man. Thank your boyfriend for all us humans.

This is an amazing, very touching

Very nice young man… someone is raising him right

That‘s beautiful. You‘ve got a wonderful boyfriend.

Both of them: All class and all heart!!!

What a class act.

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6 Replies to “High School Wrestler Goes Viral After Making Opponent’s With Physical Disabilities Dream Come True”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    May God Bless and keep you both, you are both warriors in your own way

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Yes I cried! This young man proved he is a man by his compassion for his friend! I know they are friends & always will be! The pride & love the girlfriend showed others & has for him is awesome! You will be blessed both of you because you deserve it!

  • Darryl V Cade 2 years ago

    Brought tears to MY eyes!!!

  • Sherry Lacefield 2 years ago

    This is an exceptional young man. He gave Jake a memory that will last for the rest of his life.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Dillion……you are the stuff heros are made from…keep up the goodness!!

  • Megan 2 years ago

    You have no idea what this means to a momma of a child in a wheelchair! I’m literally weeping right now! My congratulations to you sir and your parents who have done an amazing job raising a good man!

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