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A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

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In partnership with the film Wonder, SoulPancake surprises 13-year-old hero, Virgil Smith, who trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety. We’d say that deserves a Standing Ovation! As a thank you to Virgil for choosing kindness, he was awarded an Auggie Award! This was a scholarship to help with school, and a donation to the Harvey relief efforts made in his name. #ChooseKind Special thanks to Lionsgate, Participant Media, and Walden Films. See "Wonder" in theaters November 17. We love to connect with YOU, no matter what language you speak. Help SoulPancake create captions in your language by clicking here: http://bit.ly/27FqhGH ▃ ▅ ▆ SUBSCRIBE to SoulPancake ▆ ▅ ▃ http://bitly.com/SoulPancakeSubscribe THE SPOONFUL, our weekly dose of good stuff from across the web: http://ow.ly/t7K7p MERCH STORE: http://bit.ly/soulpancakeshop Buy our BOOK: http://book.soulpancake.com Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/soulpancake TWEET us at: http://twitter.com/soulpancake Visit our WEBSITE: http://soulpancake.com
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elCapitan (11 minutes ago)
Bless this kid, I can see him having an incredibly bright future.
Alfredo Venturina (10 minutes ago)
He attac He protec But most importantly, He blac
Alfredo Venturina (15 minutes ago)
EpicFace2020 (29 minutes ago)
reminds me of hacksaw ridge
Trusty Toxic (46 minutes ago)
Save 17 ppl : Hero Save 1, 000 : Doctor But I'm proud of him
Aimeeplayzroblox my vids are kinda funny (1 hour ago)
Awwww 💓💗💖
Tay tay2 (1 hour ago)
That’s just incredible
RENEA ESTACION (1 hour ago)
Real Hero
Carlo Vilog (1 hour ago)
I will choose kind
Master Z (2 hours ago)
God Bless you Virgil 🙏 You're proof that there are superheroes in real life
Litzy Martinez (2 hours ago)
i live in houston it was horrible it really was
ḭḉḕẇṏḶḟ (2 hours ago)
“Everything was underwater so I knew there was like snakes and alligators...” Yea because snakes can swim...
Kamya Mcneal (3 hours ago)
I wish I good help people be a better person good job 👏
Ivan Rhlm (3 hours ago)
medal of honor?
JL (3 hours ago)
Good kid👍
xXswagdogXx He cool (4 hours ago)
hitchCOCK middle school
Deundra Moore (6 hours ago)
He deserves to go to heaven
Katherine Vykhovanets (6 hours ago)
Before the put the name of who said the quote I knew it was from Wonder ... I love that book
Aubrey Privett (6 hours ago)
He has a huge heart. ❤️ I wish everyone could be like him. He is inspiring to me and hopefully to others. ❤️❤️❤️
FAG ASS JASON (6 hours ago)
I’m in this kids school 🙂
Raptor Jesus (7 hours ago)
Virgil is a SUPER HERO!
Harley Quinn#3 (8 hours ago)
I thought of thomas sanders when they sayed Virgil. Lol im just copying other people but this is all I could reanny think of but bless him💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Bailey (8 hours ago)
Kudos to the mother for raising such a fabulous young man.. and to him, for his act of complete selflessness and courage :)
Felicia Moniq (8 hours ago)
Virgil doesn’t need a standing ovation. His reward is in heaven and is already with him.
Kelsey Gallegos (8 hours ago)
I’m in tears !!! 😭 what an amazing boy ! 💗
Yaadoo Bashir (9 hours ago)
He is gonna be superman
Christian Rodas (9 hours ago)
that's good
NextGen Gaming (10 hours ago)
Alex Broadcasts (10 hours ago)
the best kid in the world
Daphne Taylor (11 hours ago)
Amazing and cool cute to
Lena Tran (11 hours ago)
1 like = 1 heart to this hero.
Lena Tran (11 hours ago)
This is a true superhero. 🤗😪😁🚣🏽‍♂️
menges gebreab (12 hours ago)
Huge respect for this young boy. This story help me remember our GOD Jesus Christ Love, our GOD dead on the cross for all human beings. Our God love us that much.
ht0188 (12 hours ago)
Wow, in times like these with the heartless things ppl do to each other. To see this story, of a kid doing something that changed so many lives n lives to come forever. I can’t believe with all the celebrities and famous people, rich people of the world, the millionaires, Ellen show, Oprah n others haven’t acknowledged this n giving this kid anything. I’m not categorizing white or black and anything over color, but this kid saved lives and will make lives of the ppl he saved life change. I pray the media get your story, n God continue to bless you cause your a living example of a Angel!!
Shannon Shannon (12 hours ago)
Alot of kiddnes
kuti_lil_fox (13 hours ago)
He is incredibly nice and kind!
Destiny H S (13 hours ago)
People like him make the world a better place.
Valentina t (13 hours ago)
True hero
Anthony Juliety (14 hours ago)
Huge honor of respect to that courageous boy🙏👏 God bless 😇
Triforce Keyblade (15 hours ago)
Wish there was more people like him on this earth.
IV Clan (16 hours ago)
I wouldn't even have the balls to do that huge respect
Landon Beauchamp (17 hours ago)
Big respect to you hero
Tamara TAM (17 hours ago)
2019 poor minded have dislikes this video,that is the sad part ! The good part is that this kid is an angel and deserves to receiving a medal of honor for what he have done God bless you now and always ! Kind regards
Kataki Mekakato (18 hours ago)
A man of honor much respect
Budi Darmawan (18 hours ago)
He has the most beautiful smile. Bless you, hero.
DUSHYANT BANSOD (18 hours ago)
my father ,he saved nearly 9peoples life from getting drowned.. my superhero love you dad
Afrikanisches Kind (19 hours ago)
I would like if the Boy was white. Black scum have no hearths, start realise that
It's Nyle (19 hours ago)
What a brave boy
Josh Thomas (21 hours ago)
Dislikes are relatives of people who died that Virgil didn’t save
Jean Browne (21 hours ago)
the people who disliked are jealous
peni koroi cavui (21 hours ago)
Strong boyn
XIEssential Planet (21 hours ago)
Lots of respect but did any of you thought he looked pissed off when he got the ovation.
Suzy Siviter (22 hours ago)
Wow, 17 lives!
William I'am (22 hours ago)
*Virgil will be very successful in college, and secure a very important occupation.... Firefighter? Coast Guard? Doctor? Football player CONGRATULATIONS VIRGIL you are a special guy*
AJ Anderson (1 day ago)
Pause at 3:06 whats wrong with that kids lips on the left
dabbas303 gameplay (1 day ago)
2000 dislikes you people are heartless
dabbas303 gameplay (1 day ago)
Luv ur vids
dabbas303 gameplay (1 day ago)
Omg give him 9999$$$
Jordan Huffman (1 day ago)
Ur a hell of a man. Bud love u for being. A true human being
Corey Gil (1 day ago)
When I go around telling the storeyl
Phinx (1 day ago)
Black Jesus 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🙏🏾
ACMESOUND WV (1 day ago)
My heart is full.
Xx_Maximum-gaming_xX _Xx (1 day ago)
Me before the hurricane Me: How did he save them Me after the hurricane scene Me: OH SH*T
Anthony Harrison (1 day ago)
Respectful SOOO RESPECTFUL he saved 17 people’s Lives OMG
Prince Risen (1 day ago)
FireFox345- Cam Fox (1 day ago)
i love this kid it reminds me of the movie "The Blind Side"
Larry Thornblade (1 day ago)
17 people on a mattress yet 2 people couldn’t fit on a door in titanic. Seems legit.
Noah Hutchison (1 day ago)
This would make a great movie, tbh...
Paula Newton (1 day ago)
Landen Gibson (1 day ago)
truly inspiring
ExposingTheSimpletons (1 day ago)
God bless this wonderful brave young man with health and wealth.
Penny Andrews (1 day ago)
"You can do great things."
Awesomegamer 44 (1 day ago)
The 2k dislikes are from people who are jealous!
Christine Grinnell (1 day ago)
Way to go VJ! We need more people like you in the world!
eliteColeTrain #58 (1 day ago)
This guy is a hero
Janese c: (1 day ago)
That boy is so courageous! He deserves those awards :)
Supreme (1 day ago)
this proves you dont need super powers to help :)
Elizabeth Henderson (1 day ago)
Much LOVE!
Valentine Family (1 day ago)
The people who disliked it must have accidentally pressed it instead of the like button
T_H_E-E_D_G_Y-F_O_X T_H_E-E_D_G_Y-F_O_X (1 day ago)
At 4:00 he sound like lil yachty
Gabby L. (1 day ago)
T H (1 day ago)
In that flood... He choose to save other people lives instead his own lives ? That is stupid... But brave... And pure kindness... He is the real Hero
Electron (1 day ago)
Maria Guido (1 day ago)
What he did was truly amazing
Jacob Reid (1 day ago)
The kid deserves a medal from the goverment. For real saving 17 lives is a big deal.
Team A (1 day ago)
Great boy
Ella Bailey (1 day ago)
I can’t express how amazing this is
Kelcey Thigpen (1 day ago)
Press F to pay respecsts
Mr. D. (1 day ago)
Oh and p.s. who in the hell had the hull to dislike this video? In my opinion the ones who disliked it are what’s wrong in our world today..you’d rather dislike a video that shows that some brave young man has a moral compass and a heart and compassion for his fellow human beings...with all the strife and murdering in some of our large cities of young people one would think this video would have went completely viral with 2 million views and 2 million likes with 0 dislikes...but you have hate in your heart and that’s the truth....
Mr. D. (1 day ago)
I’d say Virgil is a hero...with all the crap in today’s world with young kids killing other young kids up comes a hero...it’s good to know that there are still young men today that has morals, courage and his modesty is second to none...I’d love to see the city there reward him and I know they gave him a scholarship which is AWESOME in itself but I’d like to see him get a plague in honor of what this young man did...his selflessness gives us hope for the future generations being brought up in this cruel world....
Paul DeMarco (1 day ago)
massive respect my friend
Nicolas Roscanu (1 day ago)
Boi saves 17 lives: gets applause Boi yoddles in walmart: becomes famous goes on ellen, gets a show, performs at coachella... Those damn americans man
Dark_Demon_Wolf (1 day ago)
I cried because of what he did..... I'm so surprised he risked his life for others
MFox Gameland (1 day ago)
This restored mt faith in humanity
Adel muthanna (1 day ago)
Virgil is the man he deserves everything!
MsBrendalina (1 day ago)
This boy deserves a full ride (plus living expenses) to ANY school he wants!
Nicco O (1 day ago)
God bless and the world could use more people like this.
Just jordan (1 day ago)
I was crying😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥
alex rios (1 day ago)
Wow... // well rewarded for A Brave Young Man... not many 13 year old kids will do that... RESPECT...👍👍
Nathan m (1 day ago)
See not all black people are pricks asshole criminal etc there are still good people out there no matter skin color