Have you ever attempted to complete a task you found to be so difficult you wished a crowd was cheering you on?
In a video that has now gone viral, a little girl teeters on the edge of a diving board. You can tell she really wants to take the plunge, but something’s stopping her.
What she doesn’t know is what awaits her once her feet hit the water.
The viral moment happened at Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas.
Hannah Waitt, who filmed the heartwarming clip, recently visited Barton Springs Pool, a swimming area in Austin. While there, she witnessed a moment that caused everyone to stop what they were doing and direct their attention towards the diving board.
Standing on the diving board was a little girl, who apparently had never been on one before.
At some point during the day a girl managed to grab nearly everyone’s attention.
The girl leans over her knees, almost to the point where it looks like she might just tip into the pool, before she stands back up again.
While it’s so quiet you could almost hear a pin drop as everyone anxiously waits for the girl to take the leap, one person, who is already in the pool, encourages her to jump in.
She looks like she’s going to jump several times, but never leaves the board.
When the person in the pool can’t convince her, someone standing next to her—albeit not on the diving board and much closer to the surface of the water—tells her to watch them.
They proceed to show her how easy it is to jump into the pool and it seems like that was all she needed, along with a round of applause from the crowd.
Finally, she crouches down and then jumps!
As soon as her feet left the diving board, the crowd erupted.
Can you imagine having this many people cheer after you did something you were extremely nervous about?
You can watch the full video below.
In case you need some encouragement today, here’s a video of a little girl jumping off the diving board for the first time as the entire pool cheers her on
Posted by Hannah Waitt on Tuesday, May 29, 2018