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:
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 ?? pic.twitter.com/BaeCvqclG3
— Brooke McGriff (@brookemcgriff16) January 4, 2019
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.
She’s so far out of my league ? pic.twitter.com/QlK67yuUr4
— Dillon Keane (@dillon_keane) January 31, 2018
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.