A video clip showing a non-verbal girl with Down syndrome singing with a homeless man is literally melting hearts across the internet. Nevaeh Foster was volunteering with her mom at her local church’s program for feeding the poor, when she met the homeless man.
The 8 year old has Down syndrome and cannot speak, but in a surprising turn of events, when the homeless man gave her his juice and it triggered something magical between the two.
The homeless man offered Nevaeh the only drink he had on him and casually asked if she wanted to sing with him. She instantly agreed, and luckily for us, Nevaeh’s mom, Kimberly Phillips, recorded their sweet little duet.
Phillips’ video clip shows the homeless man began to sing Smokie Norful’s “I Understand.” While holding Nevaeh in his arms.
“Sometimes I feel like giving up. It seems like my best just ain’t good enough. Lord, if You hear me, I’m calling You. Do You see, do You care all about what I’m going through?” He sang.
Least to say, Naveah’s mom was stunned at her child not only being friendly with the homeless man but also at her touching duet capabilities that were quite a treat to witness as she is mostly non-verbal. “Her actions speak louder than words,” Phillips said. “Love made her do it.”
After posting the video on her Facebook account, the internet went wild. Over a million people viewed it, which made the proud mom want to track down her daughter’s homeless friend and tell him.
In a follow up post on Facebook, Phillips said she and her daughter had tracked the homeless man down and given him the exciting news. “I can’t tell you how full our hearts are!!!! His smile said it all:)!!! And each time he passed me he said “a million views???” He has been in shock:)!”