Michael Oher stole the hearts of America when his real-life story hit the big screen in the The Blindside, and it’s gaining even more attention as he heads into Super Bowl 50 tonight.
This week, all eyes have been on Oher and his adoptive family—especially mom Leigh Anne Tuohy, famously played by Sandra Bullock in the movie. Tuohy told ABC News this week, “”On Sunday, I will be bawling because that’s my child first of all. To see your child live out a dream is wonderful, but every time he comes out there it represents hope to me.”
Tuohy also says Oher’s story is a lesson not to “count people out”—as recently as last year, a toe injury sidelined Oher and he was released by the Tennessee Titans. Then, he caught a break and was signed to the Carolina Panthers—a break he rode with a lot of hard work ALL the way to Super Bowl 50!
No matter how the game turns out tonight, it’s clear Oher is a winner, and we know it has a LOT to do with a devoted mom who believes in him!