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“Not A Dry Eye” Around After Little Boy In Wheelchair Hits Epic Home Run

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Millions are cheering for this little boy after he hit the most heartwarming and epic home run.

Nine-year-old Thomas W. Hawthorne lives with a rare brittle bone disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. As his YouTube page explains, the disorder causes his bones to fracture “without doing much of anything.” Because of that, he has to spend “most of” his life “in a bubble.”

However, Thomas doesn’t let his disorder completely sideline him. He and his parents find ways for him to have fun, and one of his favorite pastimes is baseball. 

Thomas is part of The Little League Challenger Division, which is an adaptive program that allows children with physical and intellectual disabilities to enjoy the game safely. But Thomas does more than enjoy the game—he also slays it. 

The Little Boy Made “The Best Home Run” Ever

During a recent matchup, the little boy hit a home run and made a celebratory dash around the bases with the help of a teacher. She pushed his wheelchair as Thomas pumped his arms with determination, hoping to make it past 1st, 2nd, and 3rd without getting tagged out. The crowd cheered as he plowed through the field, and when he touched home base, you could see he created a core memory.

“Not a DRY EYE on that diamond or in the stands! 😭,” reads the caption on a reshare on his Instagram page. “If that doesn’t warm your heart, what will? ❤️”

The video was originally shared on Thomas Hawthorne’s social media pages on May 11. Nearly all the posts have over 1 million views today, and dozens of major publications have highlighted his sweet and moving moment.

“I didn’t wanna cry today!!!!💜💜💜 I love this so much!!” someone wrote under his TikTok post.

“That is the best home run I’ve ever seen in my life,” added another. “Way to go.”

“Just brought the biggest smile to my face in the longest time, he was running y’all, he knew it in his heart he was,” a commenter shared. “May he always shine!!!”

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