The adorable moment a toddler born without his hand ‘fist bumps’ with a football star who has the same condition
Every few days you run into stories that just warm your hearts and this happens to me one of them:
Source: A toddler boy who was born without his left hand has warmed hearts everywhere after he ‘fist bumped’ his limb with a football star who suffers from the same condition.
Little Joseph Tidd, who’s an 18-month-old boy from Florida, was all smiles when he caught up with Carson Pickett, who plays for Brisbane Roar in Australia’s W-League and Orlando Pride.
The pair – who struck up a friendship in April – have become internet sensations after an uplifting picture of them ‘fist bumping’ after a match went viral this week.
The young boy cheered on his ‘great role model’ Pickett – who was also born without a left forearm – from the sidelines before she walked over to greet the family.
The heartwarming picture shows the pair beaming with excitement as they raised their arms for the ‘fist bump’ in a loving embrace.
Speaking to Fox News about the pair’s special bond, Joseph’s father Miles said: ‘Carson knelt down next to Joseph and showed him her arm.
‘It was this instant bond we can’t begin to understand. Carson believes she can do anything, and that is the mindset we want Joseph to have as well.’
His son was born with symbrachydactyly, a congenital abnormality that meant his left arm and hand didn’t fully develop while he was in the womb.
Their special bond comes just months after the pair first met in April where they were caught on camera leaning in for their ‘fist bump’.
‘Soccer means the world to me, but the platform that soccer provides me for things like this takes the cake. Joseph, you’re my new hero for life,’ Pickett said at the time