By: Renee Grant
Nine-year-old Dane loves singing, so it’s no wonder an adorable video of him singing Whitney Houston‘s 1993 classic If I Don’t Have You has gone viral.
Dane, a cute young boy from Texas, has Down syndrome, fell in love with the tune after watching a documentary about Houston. “We did just watch a documentary on [Whitney Houston] about a month ago, so he started downloading her songs and that was the one he got stuck on,” his mother Danna Miller says.
Last week, Dane’s father recorded a video of his son belting out the hit song in the car, and his aunt, Jeanne Miller, posted the video to her Facebook page where it went viral with over 22 million views.
Others agreed, with responses to the video being overwhelmingly sweet. “He sings with such passion. Don’t ever stop singing,” one Facebook user wrote.
Dane’s mother hopes the video will inspire others living with special needs that they can do anything. Dane hopes to bring that inspiration and joy to others via his new YouTube channel, Amazing Dane.
“He’s full of joy, passion, and love for everyone he comes in contact with,” Dane’s mom wrote on the page. “We hope these videos will give you joy and make you laugh a little or a whole lot.”