FEEL GOOD: Teen reacts to first time standing since his spinal cord injury

A North Carolina teen who suffered a spinal cord injury in a hood-surfing accident stood for the first time in nine months and his reaction will make you smile.

Beth Hodge captured footage of her 17-year-old son, J.J., standing up for the first time since his accident while at the NextStep Raleigh rehab and therapy specialist on June 29.In the video, J.J.‘s first reaction was not the fact that he was standing, but that he was so tall.

As soon as J.J. was able to stand upright, he’s heard in the video saying, “Dude, I’m tall,” and his mother can be heard laughing in the background. “How tall am I,” J.J. asked as he continued to stand with the help of the physical therapists.

“It was awesome and the look on his face was absolutely priceless,” Hodge wrote