A heartwarming video of a little boy doing physical therapy is the latest pick me up on the internet. The boy is seen walking on a treadmill with the help of a therapist as his elder sister records him. And because his elder sister’s there with him at therapy for the first time, the boy is visibly happy and shows off his skills.
“So I took my brother to physical therapy today & I’ve never gone & he kept saying, ‘ale look @ me'” @cervantessale tweeted.
The video has received thousands of views and the boy has been getting a lot of praise online.
Watch the video here:
so I took my brother to physical therapy today & I’ve never gone & he kept saying “ale look @ me” 🥺💚 pic.twitter.com/IhfkepGhsm
— Ale (@cervantessale) July 8, 2019
The Twitter user revealed that her brother has Leigh syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects motor skills and development.
“Doctors only gave him 2 years of life but we believe in a great God 🙏 he is about to be 4& thriving,” she tweeted.
In a comment, she also said that the therapist had said that after seeing his big sister to support him “that was the most he’s moved his legs.”
one of the happiest still 💚 pic.twitter.com/kySSHlq5j2
— Ale (@cervantessale) July 11, 2019
his therapist said the same thing! that was the most he’s moved his legs 😭💚
— Ale (@cervantessale) July 10, 2019
The footage went viral on Twitter with around 2 million views. Many assured his sister that they’re rooting for him to do better.
this. this is why i HAVE to be a PT. you see that smile? this is the best feeling in the world 😢❤️ https://t.co/8rburAf1di
— noonie dunn 👑 (@js_dunn15) July 11, 2019
My heart is filled with joy now 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/yGh4eNdQnl
— Lexi (@h001igan5) July 11, 2019
Crying, legit crying. Some of us don’t realize how good we have it. How blessed we are. Look at that gorgeous smile, my little papas, pushing through, nothing stopping him. you got this King. 💙 https://t.co/sLZvmbXwMH
— Jossellyn (@Jossellynezaki) July 11, 2019
this is what motivates me❤️ https://t.co/dIRO5Uhskd
— Christina💓 (@CNicole) July 11, 2019
This is why I do what I do. Nothing beats this feeling . Proud to be a PTA https://t.co/m0LHGzV4n3
— FireCracker Boiiii (@caseofwater24) July 11, 2019
My heart just melted into a puddle at this cuteness 😭 https://t.co/BXAuHrn3dk
— 👽DADDY (@special_cruz) July 10, 2019
This made me keep pushing towards my goal in becoming a physical or occupational therapist. Your brother is an amazing blessing Congrats to him on this huge milestone I hope he accomplishes a lot more ! 💘he brought a hugee smile to my face! I send lots of love
— Chelsy (@happyyy_chelsy) July 10, 2019
You tell him the whole world is looking at him & rooting for him! So proud of him for all that movement! Bless him & you guys! ✨💖💖💖😭😭😭
— Mother Of Cherubs (@JustRoxieTho) July 10, 2019
Never lose faith https://t.co/IAB1dsUZfM
— zay train (@Zayykaia22) July 9, 2019
Dedication 🙏🏼💯 https://t.co/yLkMbYUky9
— T A N O D I A Z (@Tanitooo27) July 10, 2019
Aww, that is beautiful! Look how happy and proud he is with his accomplishments.
What an awesome little boy, keep up the good work buddy!
— JohannaFischlin (@JohannaFischlin) July 9, 2019
— bicctoriaa (@victoriaa_420) July 10, 2019
— Kev.Indigo ♊️ (@Chrt_Kevin) July 9, 2019