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A Wisconsin high school's water boy finally got the chance he'd been waiting for.

Senior Noah Van Vooren has Down Syndrome and has been serving up Gatorade on the sidelines for years. But he was finally able to put on pads and a helmet and take the field.

"It feels pretty good," said Van Vooren. "I am a big senior now. I'm so happy. My parents are here today and we have a big night tonight."

His teammates said they wanted to repay him. So as the clock ticked down in the 4th quarter, the quarterback tossed Van Vooren the ball, which he ran all the way to the end zone.

"It was great! I scored a touchdown," said Van Vooren.

As the crowd erupted, many were moved by the sportsmanship of both teams. Van Vooren's parents were so thankful that their son could get such an unforgettable experience.

"He was born 18 years ago," said father Todd. "And doctors said that he would not be able to walk, talk, or do anything. To see him 18 years later...to do this, is amazing!"

Van Vooren has always been the MVP in people's hearts.

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