'TJ Elevator Fan' Takes Your Heart for a Ride [VIDEO]

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There are many things we take for granted in our lives. Sometimes it's big things like family, friends, love or good health. Sometimes it's the small things; things we don't notice and don't appreciate because we have what we like to call "busy" or "complicated" lives.

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Riding elevators is certainly not something that comes to mind when you think about stuff that can make people happy. But for TJ, a 12-year-old kid who was born with cerebral palsy and survived two critical surgeries before he even was 2 months old, riding elevators provides an unmatched thrill. He loves it.

When he was younger and doing physical therapy, his therapist would let him ride the elevator as a reward on rough days. "Early on, he just didn't have a lot of control in his life and that was one thing we did let him have complete control," TJ's mother shares in the video.

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Since then, TJ has ridden elevators everywhere. He is such a big fan that he even has a website -- TJelevatorfan.com -- where his parents post videos and pictures of family vacations and, of course, TJ riding elevators. There are currently 1,458 videos on the website.

Watch the heart-warming video above to see how much riding elevators makes TJ happy. Maybe the next time you ride an elevator on your way home, this will make you smile.

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