Four-year-old Daniel, through the help of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' "Old Town Road."
Former ABC13 Eyewitness news Employee news Sheletta Brundidge shared the video of the 'Old Town Road' miracle to Twitter and it has since gone viral.
Brundidge said Daniel, who is nonverbal, was caught humming the song and then he started singing the lyrics
"All of a sudden, he starts singing those words, 'I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road,'" she said. "And I was like, 'Oh my God my child is singing something we didn't teach him.'"
The mother of four called the moment a miracle because little Daniel struggles to put words together.
"He was diagnosed at 1-year-old, but even after three years of intense therapy." Brundidge told Eyewitness News.
Ever since he began singing the hit song, Brundidge says, "He's got all the Lil Nas down and I'm rocking Billy Ray Cyrus."
The inspirational tweet and video Lil Nas X, who retweeted Brundidge and said "What a king."
Daniel also has two other brothers who have autism – Brandon, 6, and Cameron, 5. Brundidge says Daniel's autism is the most severe.
"It's still an uphill battle, we're still trying, we're still really hard to make progress," Brundidge said.
According to Brundidge, after Daniel's breakthrough, his therapists began using the song during their session. "Now we're using it in therapy and they're using it in school with its special education classes."
Brundidge added that will be looking into what other songs can possibly help
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