‘It was an instant bond’: The adorable moment a toddler born without his hand ‘fist bumps’ with a football star who has the same condition
・A toddler boy who was born without his left hand has warmed hearts everywhere
・Little 18-month-old Joseph Tidd, from Florida, ‘fist bumped’ his limb with a friend
・He caught up with Carson Pickett who was also born without a left forearm
・Pickett is a football star who plays in Australia’s W-League and for Orlando Pride
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” an arm, or a leg “という風に記載されています。
an artificial limb
The accident victims mostly had injuries to their lower limbs (= legs).
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” the lower part of your arm, between your elbow and your wrist “という風に記載されていますね。
A toddler boy who was born without his left hand has warmed hearts everywhere after he ‘fist bumped’ his limb with a football star who suffers from the same condition.
The pair – who struck up a friendship in April – have become internet sensations after an uplifting picture of them ‘fist bumping’ after a match went viral this week.
The young boy cheered on his ‘great role model’ Pickett – who was also born without a left forearm – from the sidelines before she walked over to greet the family.
The heartwarming picture shows the pair beaming with excitement as they raised their arms for the ‘fist bump’ in a loving embrace.
strike up (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to start something such as a relationship or conversation with someone in an informal way “という風に記載されていますね。
The barman seemed to have already struck up a friendship with Jane.
Anna had struck up a conversation with a girl at the pool.
He gets really jealous if his girlfriend strikes up a friendship with another man.
It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.
cheer on (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to shout loudly in order to encourage someone in a competition: “という風に記載されていますね。
As the runners went by, we cheered them on.
I’ll be there to cheer you on when the race starts.
The photograph was first uploaded onto Instagram last month by his parents but Pickett’s mentor Becky Burleigh re-posted the image on Twitter earlier this week, which has since been ‘liked’ more than 38,000 times.
‘We need more of this in our world. RT to spread joy,’ Burleigh tweeted.
Thousands of people have commented on the ‘beautiful’ moment, with some describing the picture as the ‘photo of the century’ while others said they were delighted to see Pickett looking just as excited as little Joseph.
One tweeted: ‘My heart is gonna explode,’ while another said: ‘I don’t know what’s cuter! Her genuine happiness or the kiddo’s happiness.’
Another tweeted: ‘There are no words. All the carry on in this world and then you see this dead set gorgeous photo. Such joy! That has lifted my day.’
And one said: ‘The sheer joy in this wonderful picture takes my breath away. truly inspiring.’
carry on (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” behaviour that shows you are annoyed, worried, not satisfied, or excited, usually more than the situation deserves: “という風に記載されていますね。
There was a real carry-on when Pat was found kissing Ashley.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” complete “という風に記載されていますね。
She finished speaking, and there was dead silence in the room.
The truck suddenly came to a dead stop.
The conductor waited for dead silence before commencing the performance.
The post office is dead (= straight) ahead.
I always try to arrive dead (= exactly) on time.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something “という風に記載されています。
Maya succeeded through sheer hard work.
We were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work.
The suggestion is sheer nonsense.
His success was due to sheer willpower/determination.
It was sheer coincidence that we met.
take your breath away (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to be extremely beautiful or surprising: “という風に記載されていますね。
The beauty of the Taj Mahal took my breath away.
It was one of those musical moments that can take your breath away.
Previously speaking to Fox News about the pair’s special bond, Joseph’s father Miles said: ‘Carson knelt down next to Joseph and showed him her arm.
‘It was this instant bond we can’t begin to understand. Carson believes she can do anything, and that is the mindset we want Joseph to have as well.’
His son was born with symbrachydactyly, a congenital abnormality that meant his left arm and hand didn’t fully develop while he was in the womb.
congenital abnormality は、先天性異常です。
Their special bond comes just months after the pair first met in April where they were caught on camera leaning in for their ‘fist bump’.
‘Soccer means the world to me, but the platform that soccer provides me for things like this takes the cake. Joseph, you’re my new hero for life,’ Pickett said at the time.
kick off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to begin, or to begin something “という風に記載されていますね。インフォーマルな表現です。
The show kicks off this week at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.
Indonesia’s parliamentary election campaign kicked off at the weekend.
That era was when advertising really kicked off as an industry.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” an opportunity to express your ideas or opinions “という風に記載されていますね。
We are currently selling advertisements across several different platforms – web, internet phones, and multiple sections of the newspaper.
Radio phone-ins provide a platform for people with strong opinions.
something takes the cake (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” something is the most extreme example: “という風に記載されていますね。
I’ve had some pretty bad injuries, but this one takes the cake.
I’ve heard some ridiculous excuses before, but that takes the cake.
Speaking to Australian W-League last year, Pickett – who was born without a left hand – opened up about what it was like growing up.
‘When I was growing up, I was never allowed to say the word “can’t” or “no” and back down to a challenge… it was like a cuss word in my house,’ she said.
‘I think that drove me to never give up and never quit, just because I knew I would let myself down as well as my parents, and family is everything to me.’
As her football career kicked off, Pickett said she ‘realised all of a sudden‘ she could be a role model to young children.
‘I just think it’s a privilege and it’s an honour. I think those are the two best words I can say,’ she said.
‘It feels good to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives, and to be honest, I probably don’t know half of the stories and half of the people I’m impacting.’
open up (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to talk more about your personal feelings and experiences “という風に記載されていますね。
It’s taken a few months, but Katy is finally starting to open up to me.
I’ve never opened up to anyone like I do to you.
I felt I couldn’t open up to anybody.
To cuss (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to swear “という風に記載されていますね。
let down (phrasal verb)
Macmialln Dictionary によると ” to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do “という風に記載されていますね。
I was a bit late but I couldn’t let them down completely.
The families of the victims feel that the justice system has let them down.
You will be there tomorrow – you won’t let me down, will you?
When I was sent to prison, I really felt I had let my parents down.
all of a sudden (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” very quickly: “という風に記載されていますね。
All of a sudden we heard a loud noise.
All of a sudden there was a knock at the door.
All of a sudden, the bedroom window flew open.
It seemed to happen all of a sudden – I felt dizzy and I just collapsed.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）