Crowd Rallies Behind Brave Autistic Performer
Who says the world has gone completely calloused? If this doesn't prove that there are still so many soft hearts, I don't know what will. A little unexpected audience participation turned a middle school talent show into a moving show of support for one student with autism.
13-year-old Jagger Lavely worked up enough courage to take the stage at his school's talent show, wearing a snowman costume to sing "Let It Go" from Frozen.
But it wasn't long into his performance that the audience realized Lavely needed a bit of help with the lyrics, so the audience joined in by singing and helped Lavely through the performance.
Lavely finished his performance to a thunderous applause, which definitely made his day and also touched his mom's heart who told ABC News, "It was just that magical moment where it just felt like the entire community rallied around him. He was so excited that everybody did that for him. The kids rallied around him. They showed him that he is not disabled, but he is just differently able-ed."
[via ABC News]