This Autistic Boy Stunned Shoppers With His Supermarket Performance
If you’re having a tough day, this heartwarming video of 10-year-old Calum Courtney singing in the middle of a supermarket might be just enough to restore your faith in humanity.
In the clip, Calum Courtney, who’s autistic, belts out a note-for-note perfect version of Smokey Robinson’s “Who’s Lovin’ You” to the awe of those shopping around him. Over the course of the nearly three-minute performance, several shoppers stop what to watch, seemingly in awe. When the song finishes, those around him give Courtney a standing ovation, while the boy heads back to a stall nearby where he was collecting donations for Mind, a mental health charity.
The local shoppers appreciated Courtney’s singing skills more than the judges of a television singing competition, who rejected the boy’s application. However, the video has since gone viral, making Courtney a bit of a local celebrity in his local U.K. hometown, and apparently attracted the attention of a music producer who’s interested in the boy’s talent.
According to his mother, a potential singing career for would be more than fine for Calum. She said he “loves singing around the house and performing in public, the more people the better!”
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