These days, people sometimes forget about real life situations during sporting events and act like sports come first in all regards. Well, on Tuesday night, four-year-old leukemia patient, Darla Holloway, became yet another reason why life is so important and valuable.
What exactly did she do that had people tearing up at the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway? She sang ‘God Bless America’ in front of thousands of people attending the game and millions more watching on television. This was one of the most heartwarming things to ever happen on a baseball field and once you watch it, if it doesn’t touch your heart, you might not be human.
Check out the video here:
As you can see, she was accompanied by her family who held her to sing the tribute to our country. One of the most impressive things about this video is that she gets all of the words right and sounds pretty good. She’s only four, mind you.
Things like this sort of take you into a different world and make you think about life being more important than sports even for those who consider sports as their life.
Boston had the right idea by asking Darla to come and sing before the game because it took everyone away from the game for a bit. She got one of the best standing ovations from a ‘God Bless America’ performance in recent memory and I wouldn’t be surprised if the family received loads of donations to help with hospital bills and just to help financially after this televised appearance.
Great job, Darla. You are now an American hero.