WATCH: The Touchdown of the Year

Watch Western Michigan University's heartwarming touchdown.

This past week, Western Michigan's football team scored a touchdown for the record books.

The Broncos recently gave John Mulhearn, the son of WMU alum and former star linebacker Sean Mulhearn, the chance to score a touchdown during practice. In his wheelchair, John lined up as the tailback and took the handoff from WMU quarterback Zach Terrell. What happened next will put a smile on your face and a lump in your throat.

Head coach P.J. Fleck pushed John in his wheelchair as the Broncos offense blocked for him en route to a 45-yard touchdown. As John reached the end zone, the Broncos players swarmed the youngster and celebrated the score, which will likely be one of the most memorable plays of their lives.

Small moments like these remind us of the powerful and sentimental role sports play in society, and how being part of a team can impact all of our lives.

Check out the video below and don't even try to resist the warm fuzzies.

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