As with many of you, I’ve only recently heard of Oscar Pistorius and his inspiring story overcoming all the odds to compete against able-bodied athletes in the 2012 London Olympics (and he actually won a team medal at the 2011 World Championships).

While looking up his story online, I came across this wonderful and emotional photo of him running with a young blonde girl with miniature versions of his Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Össur. It’s just a beautiful moment of humanity and love between people.

It was such a cool moment, I looked up her story, which you can discover in the video above (it’s a bit cheesy, but it’s the best I could find on YouTube!). Her name is Ellie May Challis, and she’s a strong-willed and beautiful 5-year-old girl with all her limbs amputated that now has a memory I only pray she never forgets.

Reason number 982734 I love the Olympics: You get to see and hear stories from athletes across the world you never would cross paths with outside of the Olympics, and they’re shared through photography and video.

Oscar’s visit with Ellie May is one of the most moving images I’ve ever seen come out of athletic competition.