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Boy in wheelchair hears national anthem, pulls himself to his feet for America

At a Tennessee fair on Saturday night, a 10-year-old boy in a wheelchair stood for the national anthem, Fox News reported Tuesday.

Avery Price, who has hereditary spastic paraplegia syndrome (HSP) and requires braces on both legs, stood to show respect for his country during the national anthem at the Putnam County Fair in Cookeville, Tennessee.

“I usually sit and put my hand on my heart, but last night I decided to stand … because I like to stand for my country,” Price told Fox 17.

Leah Norris, a woman sitting nearby, filmed the moment and shared it on Facebook, calling it “[o]ne of the most touching things I’ve ever seen.”

“You may or may not agree and that’s your choice. But this goes to show that [i]f he can stand for his country, so can you. I’m not sure who this boy or his family is, or if it’ll ever reach them again. But his parents are raising a fine young man,” she wrote.

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