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Watch Kevin Durant Surprise a Kid Who Was Inspired By His Speech About the Power of Single Mothers

Back in 2014, after he was named MVP, Kevin Durant used his acceptance speech to thank his mother, who raised him alone, and instilled a confidence in him to achieve his dreams. He famously said,

I don’t think you know what you did. The odds were stacked against us. [A] single parent with two boys by the time you were 22 years old … You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.

As part of American Family Insurance’s “Dream Campaign,” a young fan was selected to be a part of what he thought was a talk show appearance, to talk about his own mother’s inspirational roll in his life. That’s when the big surprise was revealed: He was actually going to meet Kevin Durant (along with sports superstars JJ Watt and Derek Jeter.) It’s a pretty moving encounter.

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While waiting for his appearance, cameras even caught young James dropping to his knees to pray. “I just want my life to be better. Especially my mom. I want her life to be better. Amen.”

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