Five-year-old Ari Schultz suffers with congestive heart failure, and has already had three open hearty surgeries in his short life.
On March 3, Ari received some amazing news that would change his life for the better — he was finally going to get a new heart. The brave tyke had been waiting 211 days at Boston Children’s Hospital for a suitable donor heart, and at long last his wait was over.
The footage shows him being delighted by the news, and overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of getting to go home. His heartwarming response was shared to Facebook, where it had received over 1.3 million views at the time of writing. You can check out his full reaction below.
A follow up post, shared by Ari’s father Mike Schultz March 5, updated followers on his son’s positive progress following the surgery. Credit: Facebook/Ari “Danger” Schultz via Storyful