This is the emotional moment an autistic eight-year-old who is usually mute sang along to Hallelujah.
When Patrick King from Lancaster, California played Tori Kelly’s version of the classic after dinner one night, he was stunned to see his son Patrick Junior join in.
Footage shows Patrick Jr break into a huge grin as he is inspired by the music.
With encouragement from his father, he then begins to sing along with the chorus.
|Moving: This is the emotional moment an autistic eight-year-old who is usually mute sang along to Hallelujah|
His mother Angie screams with excitement as she watches on with Patrick’s six-year-old brother Adam.
The eight-year-old grows in confidence and even stops his father from ending the music to continue joining in.
Mr King said: ‘It was an incredibly emotional moment. I could not have been prouder of Patrick Jr at that point.
‘He has very limited speech and he normally lets us know what he needs or wants using gestures.
‘He has always loved music and dancing but had not shown an interest in singing along until he listened to Hallelujah.
‘For him to join in with the singer was very special.’
|Tear-jerking: Footage shows Patrick Jr break into a huge grin as he is inspired by the music|