"There are more disabled people in [this] one advert than in the whole history of British advertising altogether.From: NewNowNext
UK’s Channel 4 released a trailer for the Paralympics, an international multi-sport event that features athletes with a range of physical disabilities, and it is filled to the brim with jaw-dropping talent.
140 different people with disabilities are featured in the video and are shown competing, dancing or simply brushing their teeth, all while filling the screen with passion and positivity.
The song featured in the trailer, Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Yes I Can,” is performed by Tony Dee, who went viral after his wife posted a video of his singing on YouTube.
“We wanted to say any disabled person can be a superhuman,” Dan Brooke, the man responsible for putting the ad together, told The Guardian. “You have everyday people doing amazing things. There are more disabled people in [this] one advert than in the whole history of British advertising altogether.”
Check out the eye-opening trailer for the 2016 Paralympic Games below.