WATCH: Heart-warming moment young AFL player stops to tie disabled opponent’s shoe lace

A touching moment between two young AFL players is going viral on social media and warming hearts around the country.

During a local AFL match in Queensland on Saturday, a player from the Hermit Park Tigers stopped mid-game to tie the shoe lace of a disabled player on the opposing side, the Northern Beaches Suns.

The beautiful gesture was captured on camera and posted to Twitter by AFL Queensland State Football Operations Manager Barry Gibson.


“Today our great game in was put into perspective when a young man with a disability playing in the Townsville reserves comp had his shoe laces tied by his opponent mid game,” Mr Gibson wrote.

He also revealed that the young man kicked a goal during the match, and that “both teams got around him”.


The heart warming posts have since been shared dozens of time and received hundreds of positive comments.

“Gives hope to humanity after all… Great story,” one person commented.

“That story put a smile on my face – kudos to the young man and both teams,” wrote another.