Six-year-old Danny Keefe has been a true battler since he was born, and now he's not fighting alone because his whole football team have rallied behind him, their waterboy, after he was badly bullied.
Danny was expected to suffer both physical and mental disabilities after he had a brain haemorrhage as a newborn, but he's proved that wrong.
He does have a speech disorder that means he struggles to get words out, and also insists on wearing a suit and tie everyday - such individuality has led to him bullied at school.
Enter the Bridgewater Badgers, the fifth-grade American football team from Massachusetts that Danny is the "official water coach" for.
Quarterback Tommy Cooney found out about the bullying and organised Danny Appreciation Day to show the bullies they were standing behind their waterboy and their friend.
"We heard that Danny was getting picked on, so we thought that we would all have a day to dress up like Danny," Cooney told WCVB News, as he fought to hold back tears.
"We thought we would all come to school like Danny and sponsor Danny to show Danny that we love him - that we love him very much."
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