Piers Morgan shared a wonderful Instagram photo of an outstanding little child who was abandoned as a newborn.
The 58-year-old journalist and TV personality shared a photo with Cooper Murray, who was abandoned on a street corner in China when he was just six months old.
Cooper, who was born with Down Syndrome, lived in an orphanage until the age of four, when he was adopted, and has since committed himself to raising adoption awareness.
Piers shared a photo of himself hugging the boy, who is attempting to throw out the first pitch at every Major League Baseball stadium in the United States.
‘Meet my new buddy, Cooper Murray. He has Down’s syndrome and was found abandoned on a street corner in China in 2012 when he was just six months old,’ Piers wrote.
‘After a few years in an orphanage he was adopted by an American family, the Murrays, and is now travelling the US, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums to try and get other kids like him adopted from foster care.
‘He’s such a nice young man, on a brilliant mission. As his parents said: “His journey is a testament to the power of opportunity, sometimes all a kid needs is a chance.”‘
Brady Murray, Cooper’s father, is the founder and president of RODS Heroes, a charity that encourages others to adopt children born into tough circumstances.
Cooper, now 11 years old, threw the first pitch at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, in August, and before that, at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, in June.
Brady told Inspire More that it was ‘quite fantastic’ to see his son’s aspirations come true.
‘As a dad, It’s pretty special to see Cooper sing the song he’s meant to sing,’ he told the publication.
‘I mean, what a dream come true. Who would have guessed that somebody would say, “Hey, you know, this kid that you adopted is going be on the big stage at Fenway and Wrigley throwing out the first pitch in front of tens of thousands of people, and just wowing the crowd and bringing a lot of joy and light to that crowd?” – I mean, it’s incredible. It’s been a life-changing experience for all of us.’