Two teenagers with special needs are inspiring others with their strong bond of friendship.
Max and Marvin met in grade school. Now the 14-year-old boys are inseparable.
Max has Fragile X Syndrome and Marvin is on the autism spectrum. While they seem different to others, the two of them have formed a special bond.
Their friendship was put on display last weekend as they competed in the Special Olympics at a New York high school.
The two were running the 50-meter dash together. The got off to a strong start, but suddenly, Marvin started trailing behind.
Max grabbed Marvin’s hand and encouraged him to keep forging forward.
Though they didn’t win, they finished the race hand-in-hand.
“Kids see no barriers — race, friendship, competition. It’s just about love,” said Max’s mother Diane Pogoda.