A video a mom shared of her nonverbal son’s “Old Town Road” miracle has gone viral.
Sheletta Brundidge posted a clip of 4-year-old Daniel humming the hit single on June 4 and it has gained quite a bit of attention, Fox 9 reports.
We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house. My son Daniel has #autism and doesn't talk. We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions! pic.twitter.com/vtCNWeg6ax
— Sheletta Brundidge (@TwoHauteMamas1) June 4, 2019
We had an
#oldtownroad miracle at my house. My son Daniel has #autism and doesn’t talk. We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions!
The mom told Fox 9 that it was an emotional moment for her.
For example, she said:
“I just…I started crying. The tears were flowing down my face. They were dropping off my chin and hitting the top of his head … And it let us all know, which we didn’t know before, that he could learn without being taught. That he could hear something and remember it and then recall it to you.”
Furthermore, the video captured the attention of over 1 million viewers, including Lil Nas X himself.
what a king https://t.co/EWZLUliV3n
— nope (@LilNasX) June 5, 2019
The country singer replied:
What a king
Brundidge believes it may be her son’s southern roots kicking in.
“He was born in Texas. Ain’t no ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ over here, girl. He was born in Texas, so maybe we’re touching on that inner cowboy he’s got.”
Nevertheless, Daniel’s mom and his therapists are hoping there are more songs that have this impact on him.
Very Well Health reports that some nonverbal individuals “echo” scripts from television or expressions they’ve been taught by therapists. While repeating or recalling these words may not be a reflection of their desires or ideas, it may be a form of “self-calming stimulation.”
Although Daniel’s progress can’t be predicted, his mom is grateful that his “miracle” was able to bring people together on social media.