A much-needed viral video of good spirits and good vibes showed the excitement of students at the I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio when LeBron James took a recent visit to the school his foundation supports.
Whether it was a boy simply (and perhaps subconsciously) invading the personal space of the athlete in awe, a girl with her mouth agape or a camera angle below a child’s face that gives a glimpse at just how tall the NBA star is, students’ reactions and cheers reverberated through the school in a video posted to the school’s Twitter account.
In every clip, there’s a new funny and wholesome reaction to see:
— LeBron James Family Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) May 26, 2022
Maybe the best reaction was this kid, who just didn’t quite know what to do with himself with James entered the room.
— I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) May 26, 2022
James quote-tweeted the videos a few times, some with laughing emojis, one with a series of hearts and a crown, and another with a message of love back to them.
Love my kids soooooooo much!!!! https://t.co/dVf09LwHQG
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 26, 2022
The school opened in 2018 and will eventually teach first through eighth graders.
Though James’ Los Angeles Lakers failed to make the playoffs after going 33-49 to finish in 11th place in the Western Conference, James is still able to see his impact with visits like these.