Autistic boy, 4, who is unable to talk becomes online sensation after singing along to Billy Ray Cyrus – Evening Standard

An autistic boy who struggles to speak has become an online sensation after his mum posted a touching video of him singing country hit Old Town Road on Twitter.

Sheletta Brundidge said she was shocked after Daniel, four, started humming the song by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus despite being unable to talk.

The mum-of-four, who lives in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, said it was a “miracle” that Daniel, who she said was mostly non-verbal, had been able to recall the tune.

Her video of the incident has since had almost 40,000 likes, with Lil Nas X commenting “what a king” and Billy Ray Cyrus also retweeting the clip.

Daniel has always struggled to communicate and had been signed up to a six-month round of therapy the week before the special moment.

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