This is something that will warm your heart. I saw this video today and was amazed by 6-year old Ethan Walmark, playing and singing Billy Joel’s Piano Man. You see, Ethan suffers from autism (struggling with social interaction). The kid has an amazing talent for music and sings amazingly beautiful with his dad, I think. And I love Billy Joel’s song so it easily connected with me.
I have a niece who suffers from autism as well and she has a great talent for painting and drawing. It proves that even if these kids appear that they are not paying attention, there’s really something inside of them and understands us like any person does.
Apparently, Billy Joel has seen the video himself and said the following:
“I think I like his intro to “Piano Man” better than mine. And this kid plays with a lot more energy than me. Maybe he could teach me a few things.”