This teen thought everyone was watching his badly injured teammate who was lying in the middle of the field. He had no idea that someone had noticed what he was doing and decided to snap a picture. The photo is now going viral.
A photo showing a Northeast Guilford High School football player praying for an injured teammate has gone viral.
Colleen Michele posted the photo. She said it shows Northeast Guilford middle linebacker Dillon Goedeck praying for teammate Grayson Bonomo, who she said was injured.
“This photo was taken at the North East Guilford football game. It was sent to me while my son was in the ER,” she wrote in a Facebook post alongside the picture. “This is something every parent should he proud of. I don’t know who took the photo but I want to say thank you. This is news worthy…..this is how our children should handle things when they have no control over the situation. Thank you again to whoever you are!!!”
The photo quickly went viral, with many praising Goedeck for proudly expressing his faith and reaching out to a fellow teammate.
“Now that’s a real team player. Praying that the player injured has a speedy recovery. His family has done an awesome job raising him not to be ashamed of his faith,” one viewer commented on Michele’s post.
“You are so right. We definitely need to see more things like this in our news instead of all the hurt, anger and violence that our teens and society are going through today. I love that this young man took it straight to the man upstairs, to almighty god. Why? Because only he can!” another added.
A similar incident occurred where a photo of a Mississippi high school player praying for his injured teammate garnered praise from local residents after a woman shared the touching photo on Facebook, AL.com reported.
“Richton High School is a small school in MS. Total K-12, we have perhaps 450 students, and everyone knows everyone…well. I snapped this picture of Daylen Jones, not just ‘taking a knee’ for his injured teammate, but praying,” Cathy Smith Green wrote.
“In this time where organized prayer is challenged in courts, and schools in fear of lawsuits, cower against athiest demands, it is comforting to know, these kids, who have been brought up right, don’t have to be ‘lead’ in prayer.”