Considering that yesterday was Father’s Day in the US, it seems fitting to dedicate another entry to the Hoyt family. I’ve posted a few related videos in the past, but that doesn’t make the video below any less inspiring.
If you are not familiar with Dick and Rick Hoyt, here is a quick summary from Wikipedia:
Team Hoyt is a father (Dick Hoyt, born June 1, 1940) and son (Rick Hoyt, born January 10, 1962) team from Holland, Massachusetts who have competed together in various athletic endeavors, including marathons and triathlons. Rick has cerebral palsy and during competition Dick pulls Rick in a special boat as they swim, carries him in a special seat in the front of a bicycle, and pushes him in a special wheelchair as they run.
You can learn more about their efforts at the link below:
As a father to two amazing kids, I can’t express how powerful the Hoyt story is to me. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch it, it is never any less emotional. Hats off to the Hoyt family for their powerful example. We can all learn from them.