Four-Year-Old Texas Boy Moves Thousands After Video of Him Singing to His Late Baby Sister Goes Viral
Get those tissues ready, y'all!
A four-year-old San Antonio boy has hundreds of thousands of online fans after a video him singing to his late baby sister on what would have been her first birthday went viral over the weekend.
Stephanie and Samir Deais recently spoke to San Antonio Express-News about finding their son, Alexander, singing "Remember Me" from the Disney movie, Coco, to a makeshift altar dedicated to his baby sister, Ava Lynn.
His parents told Express-News that Ava Lynn was born with a kidney condition, and passed away last May when she was just four months old. Samir said the movie, a cartoon about Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has helped Alexander cope with her loss.
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"I couldn't be more thankful for the movie," Samir said. "It's made it so easy to understand for him and for us to explain to him in a beautiful way."
Samir shared the video on Twitter on Dec. 30th. It has already raked in nearly 1.5 million views and has been shared more than 55,000 times. He told the paper that Alexander had no idea he was being recorded.
"My son singing ‘Remember Me' from the movie 'Coco' to his baby sister, Ava, who we lost this past May," he wrote alongside the moving clip. "He's only 4 years old and he understands. He didn't even know he was being recorded. He just wanted to sing to her for her 1st birthday!"
As for how the family feels about the incredible reaction to the video? It has been "nothing short of beautiful," Samir told Express-News.