West End Memorial Elementary School principal Vincent Myers is an avid runner, so when he was looking for another race to sign up for and heard about a run that promotes inclusion, he was in. Ainsley's Angels, a nonprofit that helps kids of all abilities participate in races, asked if he knew anyone he wanted to push in a 5k they were hosting - and he knew just the right kid.
The Woodbury, New Jersey principal asked 10-year-old Andrew Sylvester to join him. The student has autism and Myers pushed him in a stroller for the whole race. They were joined by Andrew’s twin brother, Austin, and some friends - and by all accounts they had a great time.
“It made Andrew feel great that he was a part of it,” says Andrew’s dad PJ Sylvester. “He was great that day. It was really significant to him. He cheered. We all cheered.”
Source: Inside Edition