WATCH: Boy with Down syndrome melts hearts covering Whitney Houston song
PROSPER, TX (WSYX/WTTE) – A 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome has become an internet sensation with his passionate sing-along to of a Whitney Houston classic.
Dane Miller, 9, belted the pop star's “I Have Nothing” while in the car with his dad on Monday, which a family member shared on Facebook. The cover has since been viewed more than 20 million times.
"He did just watch a documentary on her about a month ago, so he started downloading some of her songs and that was the one he just got stuck on,” said Dane's mother, Danna Miller, told KTVT.
The response the video has gotten has touched Dane's mom.
“Just reading the comments, they're so sweet. I get emotional. Even some other families that have Down syndrome children have posted pictures of their kids,” she said.
Dane says he feels happy knowing so many people watched him sing, and he intends to post more videos, which can bee seen on a YouTube channel the family started called Amazing Dane.