Excuse us while we get some tissues, because this is just so incredibly moving!
We really hope Katy Perry gets to see this with how busy she is, because we get the feeling that nothing would ever make her feel prouder than seeing 8-year-old Jack Robbins, who has a non-verbal form of Autism, sing!
It's actually the first time he's managed more than a few words on his own!! SO AMAZING!
Jack's mother, Carla, says that he had been mumbling something repeatedly for a while, but nobody could figure out what he was saying, what he was trying to communicate with them. Here's what she said:
"[W]e thought it was nonsense, meaningless jabber. UNTIL one day (this morning) we really listened and figured out he was SINGING Katy Perry's ROAR."
Before this, his communication had always been limited to one-word commands or simple repetition, so Carla continues:
"He can only say single words and they're only to get things that he wants. He's never said anything spontaneously — anything that he liked or an emotion or a feeling."
Ugh, we need more tissues!!
This is pretty heartwarming, we have to admit. And we bet it makes everything Katy Perry does extremely worth it!
We wonder if he likes her whole catalogue!
Tags: autism, cute kidz, inspiration, katy perry, mental health, music minute, roar, sing, video