Kerry Magro is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, movie consultant and non-profit founder.
When he bought tickets to see the Lion King, he couldn't wait to go. But, this wasn't any ordinary performance. Every year, with the help of Theatre Development Fund and the Autism Theatre Initiative, The Lion King puts on a special Autism-Friendly performance of their award winning Broadway musical.
In his blog, Kerry explains that as a child growing up on the autism spectrum, he loved the theater and was able to experience "countless moments of pure joy" with his family.
During this particular performance, a little boy stood up and began to sing along with 'Hakuna Matata.' Magro writes about what happened next:
"There this boy was, flapping his arms and singing when I was thinking the worst was about to happen to this boy. I instantly became concerned for the boy. That any minute from now there would be a strange making a comment in his direction."
Can you guess what happened next?
That's right, nothing. Magro explains his relief when he realized that the audience around him just got it. Here was a kid who just loved the theater, as much as he had when he was a child.
The first act ended and everyone clapped.
"As the song concluded, the first act ended, and the lights came back on I noticed a woman next to the boy, with tears still running down her eyes with a smile just as big as the boys was now on her face. The audience just understood that the boy was having an amazing time at the theater," writes Magro.
What a beautiful moment, that will surely stay with the child and his mother for the rest of their lives. Watch the promo below and be amazed!
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