Matt W. has spastic cerebral palsy, a debilitating disease that makes mobility difficult in every way. So when Matt’s elementary school had a field day, Matt’s teachers gave him the option to opt out.

But Matt is a boy full of determination, and he wanted to do what everyone else was doing. After two minutes of the race, everyone else was finished running, but Matt still had two more laps to complete. 

Still, Matt pushed on, and his always supportive gym teacher joined him. Soon, all the kids were behind Matt walking in solidarity, and cheering him until the finish. 

The heartwarming video has gone viral after being featured on .