WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas toddler who touched the hearts of nearly half a million people on the internet is now the inspiration behind a new t-shirt.
Gavin Justice-Farmer is a huge Texas Rangers fan, but his devotion is mostly tied to one particular player, Michael Young.
The three-year-old boy from Weatherford became an internet sensation when his mom posted a video on YouTube of his reaction to the possibility of Young getting traded.
“I want him to play on the Rangers because he my team!” Gavin melodramatically expressed in the video.
“I think that is the part that kind of got to everybody,” Gavin’s mom, Kim Justice said, “and made everyone realize Michael Young is everyone’s team.”
After the video went viral, Gavin got to meet his hero and several companies contacted the family wanting to copyright the phrase, “He My Team.”
“We decided as a family it was probably best to do it ourselves,” explained Justice. “So we would know, one, it was being used in the correct manner, that it was in a supportive fashion.”
Justice created a website that not only tells her sons story but sells t-shirts bearing the now popular ‘he my team’ slogan.
A portion of the sales proceeds will go to Wipe Out Kids Cancer, an organization Michael Young has supported for years. The family is calling it the ‘Forever Young Project’ and hopes to make a big impact on opening day.
“If we can get 25,000 people to purchase and wear a t-shirt on opening weekend, we’d donate an additional $25,000 to Wipe Out Kids Cancer,” Justice said.
Justice says the website and t-shirts are just another way the family is showing support to their favorite player.