Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM ET
Even if you're not a huge football fan, you know that the game inspires grand metaphors about winning, losing, struggling and persevering. And there can be a lot of humanity out there on the gridiron. Case in point: The middle school football team in Olivet, Michigan.
The team recently surprised everyone by running a secret play that even their coaches didn't know about. Dubbed the "Keith Special," the play allowed learning disabled teammate Keith Orr to score his first touchdown—a feat that's nearly impossible to watch without tearing up.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.