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Teen with Down syndrome has a heartwarming reaction to meeting his favorite college football team

A dedicated teenage football fan receives an unforgettable surprise when he gets to interact with his favorite college team.

Teen with Down syndrome has a heartwarming reaction to meeting his favorite college football team
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life

Being a fan of any sport can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Supporting one's favorite team through their many victories and losses is something that only a true fan of sports would do. For such dedicated fans, a chance to meet the players on their favorite team is like having one of their wildest dreams come true. TikTok user @cranberryjuice4life shared a video of her brother, who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, getting to see his favorite football team - the Denver Broncos. The video has gained 2.8 million views and 1391 comments on the social media platform.

Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life
Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life

In the video, we see her brother Ryan, sitting in the car and failing to contain his excitement when his family tells him that they will be going to a Western Michigan football game. He had no idea that he would actually be getting to interact with the team. They went to the stadium only for Ryan to discover that the stands were empty and the team seemed to be practicing on the field. This did not dull his excitement as he happily stood on the sidelines and cheered for his team.

Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life
Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life

Things took a wholesome turn when the team coach introduced him to the rest of the team. He said, "Ryan is our biggest fan, okay? Biggest Broncos fan. 16 years old. Watches every single game. And in his free time, he watches old games on YouTube." The coach hilariously remarked how the boy had probably watched more game footage than the team itself. He went on to highlight how Ryan was a true fan of the team and supported them through their wins and losses.

Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life
Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life

The coach continued: "His only request was that we get a win for him on Tuesday night against Bowling Green Falcons in the season the right way." He added how Ryan loved seeing the players run out of the tunnel right before a game began and that he wanted to see them do it one time. The coach instructed the staff to line up outside the tunnel and cheer for the players as they ran out of the tunnel. He then turned to Ryan and told him that he would be the one hyping the players up.

Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life
Image Source: TikTok | @cranberryjuice4life

The video cuts and we see Ryan giving the players shout-outs as they all run out to the field. This meeting was something Ryan would never forget for the rest of his life. His sister put up a text overlay, reading, "Thank you, WMU, for everything, Ryan will never forget." People loved the heartwarming, energetic interaction and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @jagzin69 said, "That's not just a great coach, that's; a great leader, a great man and a great human being."

Image Source: TikTok | @olliegh.16
Image Source: TikTok | @olliegh.16
Image Source: TikTok | @poptartlover9
Image Source: TikTok | @poptartlover9

@maxhlavin commented, "I go to Western, and I am beyond happy to have Ryan as a fan of our school!! Class act from the coach and I can't wait to see Ryan enjoy more games." Another individual, @cardibsboothole, highlighted, "This is amazing. I'm sure Ryan inspired them so much seeing the type of dedicated fan they play for!"

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