Football Player Prays With His Opponent, Whose Mom Has Cancer

An image of Texas football players putting their sports rivalry aside so they could pray together has been warming hearts across the Internet. The photo of Sherman High School player Gage Smith kneeling in prayer with rival West Mesquite High’s Ty Jordan has gone viral and the story behind it is even better.

Gage learned that Ty's mother is battling stage 4 cancer and asked if he could pray with his opponent after the game. Gage’s coach’s wife snapped a picture of the heartwarming moment and it got more than 100,000 likes on Facebook before it was taken down.

“During the game we’re enemies and we’re gonna play and try to win the game, but you still have that respect for the other opponent,” Gage explains. “I wanted to do that prayer for him.”

Source:New York Post

 
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