We’ve all been told hundreds of times not to judge a book by its cover, but we still do it all the time. This is especially common when we see people with disabilities. These people should never be defined by their disability, but unfortunately, that’s exactly what society does.
In this powerful ad for the 2016 Paralympic Games, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hidden cameras are set up in different gyms around the city to show people’s reactions to para athletes. As the athletes walked into the gym, the other gymgoers seemed doubtful of their abilities. However, once they saw these amazing athletes in action, they were blown away! This video is an important reminder that you should never form an opinion about a person based on their outward appearance. A disability does not define a person’s abilities!