A beautiful viral video is proving where fear fails, friendship prevails.
In Maine, a girl named Suzy Cloutier got up to speak at a news conference for STRIVE - a nonprofit that serves teens, like her, with developmental disabilities.
Overcome with stage fright and a fear of public speaking, her nerves got the best of her.
At one point, she's in tears.
Until a friend stepped in and cheered her on and gave her courage.
And Suzy did speak, delivering her message of why this group is so important to her.
A standing ovation and an amazing lesson in the power of friendship and how much it really means to believe in others and to be believed in.
Friendship bests fears, sparks courage in viral video