Michael’s life was documented in the Oscar winning film ‘The Blind Side’, but now they might have to make a sequel after he led his team the Baltimore Ravens to Super Bowl victory on Feb. 3!
Michael Oher is probably still celebrating after the spectacular victory of the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. The story of Michael’s tough upbringing was told in the 2010 film The Blind Side, which starred Sandra Bullock, who was there to cheer on Michael, 26, with her son Louis, who looked adorable in a Ravens jersey! When Michael and his team won, he and his adopted mom Leigh Ann Tuohy shared a touching hug.
Michael Oher Leads Baltimore Ravens To Victory
Michael and the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31, and he and his teammates took to the field to celebrate! After an eventful Super Bowl that included an amazing half-time show with Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, and a 30-minute-long black out, the Ravens went home with the Vince Lobmardi Trophy.
But perhaps one of the most special moments of the event was when Michael hugged his mom Leigh Ann, and she cried tears of joy at her adopted son’s victory.
“I came so far from nothing to a Super Bowl champion. I’m in shock right now!” Michael told Good Morning America host Josh Elliott. “We won the Super Bowl!” added an excited Leigh Ann.
Leigh Ann was seen going nuts when the game ended and the Ravens were declared the winner, as she jumped up and down and screamed and shouted for joy. Michael’s birth mother Denise Oher watched the game in downtown Memphis, and she also shared her happiness at the result.
“I’m proud of him. I love him and I’m going to give God all that praise for his success,” Denise told local station Fox 19. “I’m excited, I’ve been excited since they won. I knew he was going to be successful in sports.”
Michael’s story of his troubled childhood is told in The Blind Side, as he moved between foster homes in Memphis before Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy took him into their home. They eventually became his legal parents, and they encouraged his professional football career.
Sandra, who played Leigh Ann in the film, is a big fan of Michael’s.
“She’s a great advocate of doing the right thing. She’s a big giver,” Leigh Ann said. “She follows Michael’s career every step of the way. It’s funny. I’ll get texts during the game: ‘Why did they do this? They shouldn’t have done that.’”
How great that Sandra takes such an interest! Michael’s story is truly inspiring.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU find Michael’s story inspiring?
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– Eleanore Hutch
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