The 13-year-old boy who el*quently spoke about his st*tter at the Democratic National Convention won the hearts of the American people, including celebrities and politicians.
In one of the most emotional moments during Thursday night’s broadcast, Brayden Harrington bravely gave a powerful speech thanking presidential nominee Joe Biden for helping him to work on overcoming the obs*acle.
“Without Joe Biden, I wouldn’t be talking to you today,” Brayden said in a video. “A few months ago, I met him in New Hampshire. He told me we were members of the same club.”
At that point, the courageous young man paused to fin!sh his sentence. “We stu*ter,” he tr!umphantly revealed. “It was really amazing to hear that someone like me became vice president.”
Biden has been open about his own struggle with stu*tering, telling The Atlantic earlier this year he was often bu*lied about it in childhood.
Brayden then went on to explain how Biden said he made marks on his speeches to “make them easier to say out loud” and Brayden followed suit with his own prepared message.
Watch this, then remember that our current president makes fun of people like Brayden. https://t.co/IFtTOyJw1U
— Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) August 21, 2020
“I’m just a regular kid, and in a short amount of time, Joe Biden made me feel more confident about something that’s bothered me my whole life,” the poised teen continued. “Joe Biden cared. Imagine what he could do for all of us.”
Way to go, Brayden! https://t.co/er9yufFT4G
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 21, 2020
“Kids like me are counting on you to el*ct someone we can all look up to. Someone who cares. Someone who will make our country and the world feels better.””I’M NOT CR*ING YOU’RE CR*ING!!!!” tweeted Kerry Washington. “Brayden, you are amazing. You are inspiring. Xo.”
Speaking is hard for me too, Brayden. But as you know, practice and purpose help. Thank you for your courage and for the great speech! https://t.co/lAkk8tPRXw
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) August 21, 2020
Kelly Clarkson posted, “I LOVE THIS KID!! So brave!! Such a cool kid!!” as Yvette Nicole Brown wrote, “This sweet baby speaking about how AT joebiden helped him with his st*tter at the #DNC2020 is just 😭😭😭😭😭 The good Unc is such a good guy! ❤️”
I LOVE THIS KID!! So brave!! Such a cool kid!! https://t.co/h3PO7soJQm
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) August 21, 2020
This sweet baby speaking about how AT joebiden helped him with his stut*er at the #DNC2020 is just 😭😭😭😭😭
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris shared, “Brayden, we’re all so proud of you. Your courage and strength is unmatched.”
I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING!!!! Brayden, you are amazing. You are inspiring. Xo https://t.co/pnL0VWXvra
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) August 21, 2020
Even Kellyanne Conway showed her support by tweeting, “Way to go, Braydon!”But one of the most moving tributes came from Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who struggles with her own speech after being almost killed in 2011 during a mass sh*oting.”Speaking is hard for me too, Brayden. But as you know, practice and purpose help.Thank you for your courage and for the great speech!” she wrote.
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