Touching moment boy with rare condition throws opening pitch of Little League season

This is the touching moment on Friday when a boy with a rare health condition threw the opening pitch to kick off the 80th season of Little League Baseball in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Eleven-year-old Giovani has Schwartz Jampel Syndrome which limits his movement but he showed little sign of these challenges when he walked to the pitcher's mound to confidently throw the first ball of the season.

The crowd immediately erupted with cheers and applause.

"Soak it in, buddy," said the announcer over the PA system

"We're proud to have you as part of our league," he added.

Even though he can't easily play baseball, the team has taken on Giovanni and he now assists the coach in the dugout and wears his own uniform.