By: Connor Lenahan
I don’t cry all that often. It’s not all that easy to bring me to tears. I normally have control.
Then there are moments like the video above. There are stories like that of Xander Bailey, an 18 year old suffering from cystic fibrosis, having their dreams come true at the hand of the Make-a-Wish foundation. In this case, Bailey wished to become a professional soccer player. This is a gargantuan request.
A gargantuan request that was granted. Bailey took the field as a starter for the Seattle Sounders alongside Clint Dempsey in front of a crowd of over 55,000 people. He took the first shot of the game against the visiting Tottenham Hotspur FC. With this shot, his career ended. Even though it was seconds long, it is one of the sweetest things in this world.
The fact that the Seattle Sounders not only let Xander Bailey join the team, but actually log time in a professional match, is heartwarming beyond words. The Sounders made a huge dream come true. This is everything right with the universe.
This makes everything brighter. This makes today a good day, no matter what happens. Try not to cry at this, it’s impossible.
Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.