1-Handed NFL Player Has Adorable Meet With Boy With 1 Hand | TODAY


HAND, AND NOW HE’S USING HIS TRIUMPHANT JOURNEY TO INSPIRE TRIUMPHANT JOURNEY TO INSPIRE YOUNG KIDS WITH SIMILAR YOUNG KIDS WITH SIMILAR CHALLENGES. CHALLENGES.>>HEY.>>HEY. WANT TO TAKE A PHOTO? WANT TO TAKE A PHOTO? LET’S DO IT. LET’S DO IT.>>IT’S A MEETING THAT’S MELTING>>IT’S A MEETING THAT’S MELTING HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD. HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD.>>IT’S ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS>>IT’S ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS THAT WE’LL NEVER FORGET. THAT WE’LL NEVER FORGET.>>16-MONTH-OLD JOSEPH TID BORN>>16-MONTH-OLD JOSEPH TID BORN WITHOUT PART OF HIS LEFT ARM WITHOUT PART OF HIS LEFT ARM GETTING A CHANCE TO TALK TO GETTING A CHANCE TO TALK TO ONE-HANDED SEAHAWKS LINEBACKER ONE-HANDED SEAHAWKS LINEBACKER SHAQUEM GRIFFIN AT A FAN EVENT SHAQUEM GRIFFIN AT A FAN EVENT IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. THE EMOTIONAL VIDEO HAS GONE THE EMOTIONAL VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL WITH MORE THAN 4 MILLION VIRAL WITH MORE THAN 4 MILLION VIEWS ON FACEBOOK ALONE. VIEWS ON FACEBOOK ALONE. JOSEPH’S ENTIRE FAMILY MOVED BY JOSEPH’S ENTIRE FAMILY MOVED BY THE SPECIAL MOMENT. THE SPECIAL MOMENT.>>I MEAN, NOT ONLY IS HE GOING>>I MEAN, NOT ONLY IS HE GOING TO BE AN INSPIRATION FOR JOSEPH, TO BE AN INSPIRATION FOR JOSEPH, BUT HE’S AN INSPIRATION FOR US. BUT HE’S AN INSPIRATION FOR US. SHAQUEM HELPS OTHERS SEE THAT IF SHAQUEM HELPS OTHERS SEE THAT IF HE CAN DO ANYTHING, THEN JOSEPH HE CAN DO ANYTHING, THEN JOSEPH WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT AS WELL WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT AS WELL SPL I FIRST SAT DOWN WITH SPL I FIRST SAT DOWN WITH GRIFFIN LAST SPRING JUST A WEEK GRIFFIN LAST SPRING JUST A WEEK BEFORE HE BECAME THE FIRST BEFORE HE BECAME THE FIRST ONE-HANDED ATHLETE DRAFTED INTO ONE-HANDED ATHLETE DRAFTED INTO THE LEAGUE. THE LEAGUE.>>I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT>>I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WOULD BE AT WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WOULD BE AT THIS POINT NOW, AND I’M KIND OF THIS POINT NOW, AND I’M KIND OF GLAD THAT I MADE IT HERE. GLAD THAT I MADE IT HERE.>>WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK YOU>>WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE HERE? WOULD BE HERE?>>I MEAN BECAUSE I KNEW NO>>I MEAN BECAUSE I KNEW NO MATTER HOW GOOD I DID, NO MATTER MATTER HOW GOOD I DID, NO MATTER EVERYTHING THAT, YOU KNOW, I EVERYTHING THAT, YOU KNOW, I PUSHED FOR, THERE’S ALWAYS GOING PUSHED FOR, THERE’S ALWAYS GOING TO BE SOME TYPE OF DOUBT. TO BE SOME TYPE OF DOUBT. SOME PEOPLE WANT TO PUT SOME PEOPLE WANT TO PUT LIMITATIONS ON WHAT I CAN DO. LIMITATIONS ON WHAT I CAN DO. I THINK I’VE DONE PRETTY WELL I THINK I’VE DONE PRETTY WELL SHOWING PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO. SHOWING PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO.>>GRIFFIN’S HISTORY MAKING LED>>GRIFFIN’S HISTORY MAKING LED THE NFL TO PRESENT HIM WITH ITS THE NFL TO PRESENT HIM WITH ITS GAME CHANGER AWARD EARLIER THIS GAME CHANGER AWARD EARLIER THIS MONTH. MONTH.>>THE MESSAGE I WANT TO GIVE>>THE MESSAGE I WANT TO GIVE TODAY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE TODAY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE DREAMS, ASPIRATIONS TO BE GREAT DREAMS, ASPIRATIONS TO BE GREAT IN LIFE, DO NOT LET NEGATIVITY IN LIFE, DO NOT LET NEGATIVITY DICTATE WHO YOU’RE GOING TO DICTATE WHO YOU’RE GOING TO BECOME. BECOME.>>OFF THE FIELD, JOSEPH ISN’T>>OFF THE FIELD, JOSEPH ISN’T THE FIRST TO BE INSPIRED BY THE FIRST TO BE INSPIRED BY SEEING HIS FAVORITE PLAYER UP SEEING HIS FAVORITE PLAYER UP CLOSE. CLOSE. THIS YOUNG PLAYER BREAKING DOWN THIS YOUNG PLAYER BREAKING DOWN IN TEARS AFTER RECEIVING A IN TEARS AFTER RECEIVING A GRIFFIN JERSEY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY. GRIFFIN JERSEY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.>>YES, LOOK AT YOU, CUTIE.>>YES, LOOK AT YOU, CUTIE. SO SWEET. SO SWEET.>>BUT HE IS THE LATEST TO LEARN>>BUT HE IS THE LATEST TO LEARN THAT LIMITATIONS, NO MATTER WHAT THAT LIMITATIONS, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE, BELONG ON THE THEY ARE, BELONG ON THE SIDELINES. SIDELINES.>>YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM A HUG?>>YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM A HUG? OKAY. OKAY. GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD.>>TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE>>TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE SHAQUEM WHO, YOU KNOW

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