Offbeat - Video: Kind-hearted friend ensures his pal with cerebral palsy didn't come last in race

A true friend moved parents and teachers to tears at a school sports day when he made sure his pal with cerebral palsy didn't come last - by running alongside him.

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 10:24 am
Updated Saturday, 16th July 2016, 11:50 am

Kind-hearted Albert Lutkin, six, ignored his classmates whizzing past him in the sprint and chose to match mate Jake Gladstone stride-for-stride.

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The moment they crossed the finish line together was captured on video - and left every spectator choked with emotion. Susan Allison, Jake’s carer at Bricknell Primary School in Hull, East Yorks., said: “There wasn’t a single person who didn’t have a lump in their throat.

“What Albert did for Jake was marvellous.” Albert’s mum Hanna (corr) Lutkin revealed how her considerate son came up with the idea of running with Jake himself.