It’s great to watch stories about overcoming obstacles and this one is no exception. 14-year-old Jack Higgins dealt with ruthless bullying much of his childhood because he wanted to be a dancer. That wasn’t too popular with the boys in his neighborhood in his hometown of Liverpool, England.
But he persevered and it paid off. Jack earned his way into a full-time arts college, where he studies various forms of dance and ultimately won a try-out for Britain’s Got Talent. His ballet routine earned him praise from the judges and a standing ovation from the crowd.
“It was so moving,” said Judge David Walliams. “The passion and commitment with which you dance–every gesture, every movement had meaning and emotion.” Judge Amanda Holden tells him, “It felt really authentic and genuine. You are a born dancer and this is what you’re supposed to do.”
Simon tells him that bullies “don’t like it when you do well.” And given the reaction of the crowd and the judges, who give him four “yes” votes, Jack’s bullies won’t like this much. Watch this touching video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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