Forget celebrity culture and social media influencers, this pair are a true inspiration and should be a role model to any young folk out there.
The first Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon took place this weekend and friend and former teammate Kevin Sinfield carried Burrows over the finish line after pushing him for 26.2 miles in a specially adapted wheelchair.
Crowds cheered at the beautiful moment as the inspirational Kevin Sinfield carried his pal over the finish line to complete the race.
However, once the two were within steps of the finish line, Sinfield lifted Burrow and carried him over to complete the race as the crowd cheered on.
Leeds Rhinos shared an emotional Tweet to its Twitter writing: “On the pitch where they made so many memories together, Kevin Sinfield finishes the #RobBurrowLeedsMarathon at Headingley and carries his team mate @Rob7Burrow over the line.”
Fans were quick to react with the video receiving over 300k views and plenty of comments with one person writing: “Don’t tell me people don’t have a tear in their eye watching that. Beyond brilliant friendship, if there isn’t a knighthood incoming then there’s no justice”.
Another said: “Jesus made me teary eyed. Kevin Sinfield is a truly inspirational, loyal & loving guy.”
Rob Burrow spent his 16-year career with the Leeds Rhinos in the super league before retiring in 2017 and was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).
Sinfield revealed that the team raised over £3 million for numerous charities. Kevin Sinfield has taken part in a range of activities to raise money for MND running seven marathons in a week.
The pair truly is an inspiration and we look forward to the next Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon. May the pair continue to raise money for the charity
Feature Image Credit: Leeds Rhinos