Everybody stop what you’re doing and read this post. It’s the feel-good story you need to get you through the week.
Last Friday the New York Giants welcomed a special visitor at their practice. A seven-year-old kid named Hayden, who’s currently battling cancer, got an awesome VIP tour of the Giants practice facilities through the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
We had a special guest at practice today, Hayden‼️ He perfected his touchdown dance with JPP 💯🎶 pic.twitter.com/EmnCl98QQ6
— NYG in the Community (@GiantsCRDept) October 13, 2017
While there, Hayden got to meet star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The two bonded over their love of dancing, and JPP promised that, if he got a sack against the Denver Broncos, he would do one of Hayden’s dances.
Sure enough, after recording the first of his three sacks during the Giants’ shocking win over the Broncos, JPP performed the exact dance Hayden taught him.
Take a look:
— Jill Martin (@JillMartin) October 16, 2017
As if that wasn’t awesome enough, after the game Jason Pierre-Paul dedicated to Giants’ win to Hayden.
“We had Hayden, you know he’s fighting cancer, and I told him I was going to come out here and play for him and get a sack tonight and I wound up getting three,” Pierre-Paul told NBC’s Michele Tafoya. “So this game ball goes to him.”
Needless to say, Hayden’s parents were absolutely blown away.
“The acknowledgment of Hayden’s strength to fight and how it has inspired others to do great things makes my husband and me very proud,” his mother, Amy, told The New York Post.
“We have seen such kindness in people of all ages and in many different fields. The Garden of Dreams knows how to make those in difficult situations feel welcome and appreciated. This experience has helped our family to have incredible memories that will last a lifetime.”
Hell of a story. Thanks to the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul for going the extra mile.