On Disability Awareness Day at Fenway Park, a very special scene took place before the game even began. The National Anthem singer– a man with autism– started out strong, singing for a packed house, but about 40 seconds into the anthem, he starts to giggle. The caption of the video, uploaded to YouTube, suggested that the singer was nervous– understandable in front of such a massive audience! Whatever the reason, the singer began to faulter, but the Fenway Faithful helped him out.
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At first, the audience laughs with him. Then they cheer, encouraging him to keep going with his song. Then… something beautiful happens; they began to sing, too.
It starts out with just a few voices, but the song gets louder and louder until the entire audience joins the man in song. He keeps going, hearing their voices, encouraged to keep going on. It’s a truly beautiful, chilling moment.
We’ve heard some amazing singers– like the police officer, this a capella group, and even Rascal Flatts— perform the National Anthem before, but none of those performances come close to matching spirit of love and support so palpable in the video below.
Check out the incredible moment below.
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