Boy who couldn't afford football equipment for tryouts gets surprise from stranger

ByEliza Murphy ABCNews logo
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Demarco Bailey.

FORT WAYNE, IN -- A chance encounter between a teen and a stranger passing by has turned into a viral sensation resulting in some major surprises for 15-year-old Demarco Bailey.

"I was on my way to a job interview and I rode past him," Earl Davis, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, said of the first time he met Demarco, who was working out on the side of the road with tires chained around his waist for strength training.

After the two started chatting, Demarco explained that he made the homemade equipment to train himself so he could make the football team at school next year when he's a sophomore. His family couldn't afford real equipment, but that certainly wasn't going to dampen his spirits or slow Demarco down.

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