GLENOLDEN, Pa. (KTVU) - A touching sports moment between brothers, engineered by their dad as a surprise birthday present for their mom, was captured on video. Ryan Bannon, a seven-year-old boy with special needs, got the cheers he deserves when his older brother pushed his wheelchair down the football field and into the end zone during a junior varsity football game Friday in Glenolden, Pa.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the stands,” said Taylor, Ryan’s mom, per Fox 29.
For the collaboration, love and special moment, Ryan is this week's talent on That Kid's Got Game. The young boy has a condition called lissencephaly. His brain is completely smooth, causing bad seizures. Christopher Bannon, Ryan’s dad, came up with the idea to surprise Ryan’s mom.
“I wanted to find something unique, something from the heart, something she could remember for a lifetime,” he said.
But no one, including Ryan’s brother Chris, expected the other team to join the tribute.
“When Annunciation [the other team] ran out on to the field it was just like, that’s it, I lost it. I started crying. Coach Jim was crying. Other parents were crying. It was heartbreaking. It was awesome," Chris said.
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