The powerful messages that the Humans of New York page shares on their social media accounts are unparalleled. One of their latest posts is about two Saudi female athletes.
And, they are not just like any other athletes – they are first-ever female athletes to be part of the Saudi contingent to the Special Olympics. The games are taking place in Abu Dhabi, which is the first time that the event is being held in the Middle East.
The powerful message shows the real spirit with which some of these athletes are playing at the games.
The post reads “‘We are the first female athletes from Saudi Arabia. It makes us feel wow. It’s one of the nicest moments in our life. I have to be happy and positive because I am the basketball team captain. Whenever we make a shot, I clap. I also clap if we miss it. And I clap if the other team makes it. If somebody is sad I tell them don’t be upset my sweet heart. And then I rub their shoulder. This is my teammate Dahwia– I am her friend and she is my friend. I love her so much. She loves food and we dance together. We blow each other kisses during the game. Yesterday we won. But it doesn’t matter if we lose because at the end we always dance.’ (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)”