Oct 9

reasons to love the world today, courtesy of the Utah Jazz

You don’t have to be an NBA fan to appreciate this video. It’s the most heartwarming thing we’ve seen all week – and we think you’ll agree.

The Utah Jazz already has one of the youngest rosters in the NBA – but earlier this week, they added to it in a very special way. J.P. Gibson is a free agent guard, and the Jazz signed him to a one-day contract on Monday. Gibson, who is five years old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, and is a huge basketball fan.

He joined the Jazz in its preseason scrimmage Monday night – and lit up the court, if we do say so ourselves.

Bonus – here’s video of Gibson signing his contract. It may be the first contract signed with crayon in NBA history: