Non-Verbal Young Girl Meets a Friendly Homeless Man — They Share an Interaction That Touches the World
An 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome befriends a homeless guy as she joins him in singing a duet.
Children are simple innocent beings who can be a joy to befriend. Most of the time they have a remarkable way of making friends in the most unusual ways. The credit goes to their sweet selves who see everyone beyond any differences.
Eight-year-old Nevaeh’s sing-along story sprouted from an unexpected friendship.
The Kid Makes a New Friend at Church
Adorable little Nevaeh loves to make people smile. Despite being non-verbal she often makes friends wherever she goes. Her sweet presence and charming smile tend to do the work. Her mother Kimberly Phillips volunteers at the local church. Little Nevaeh accompanied her mother in one of the church’s programs to feed the poor.
That’s where they met a homeless man named Teiyon. He asked the little girl whether she would join him in a song. Nevaeh was visibly eager to sing with him. She allowed him to pick her up while they sang this impromptu duet, and her mother recorded the whole interaction.
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Teiyon started singing Smokie Norful’s “I Understand”. Little Nevaeh chimed in with cute vocals occasionally. “Her actions speak louder than words. Love made her do it,” said the mom, Kimberly.
The duet seemed so pure and Kimberly shared the video on Facebook. The video garnered an unexpected response as millions of people reacted to it, reshared it, commented on it, and were reciprocating the warmth. The singing duo melted so many hearts overwhelming the little girl’s family.
A Journey That Started With a Song
Kimberly shared the video along with a Facebook post talking about the positive responses. “We are deeply humbled by the outpouring of love we have received,” she wrote. “We have met up several times since the video went viral and all we can do is look at each other in pure awe! Together these two have a powerful message!” she continued.
Millions of responses got multiplied after this post. That message stood as an inspiration for thousands of people to take up acts of kindness. Teiyon’s old classmates recognized him from the video and offered to help him. Many reached out to him to help in any way they can.
Allendale Fairfax High students and Teiyon’s classmates located him, poured in funds, and handed them over to him in person. They accompanied him to a barbershop where he got his braids done. This marked the beginning of a life-changing journey for Teiyon.
This story is a true example showcasing the power of generosity and kindness. Their song spread like wildfire, and so did their message.