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Boy With Autism has Emotional Reaction During Coldplay Concert

All kids deserve to experience life to the fullest

What does music mean to you? Have you ever been brought to tears by a simple song? For a young boy with autism seeing his favourite band Coldplay in concert was just too much. 

His dad, Luis Vazquez, caught the emotional moment on camera during a gig at Mexico City's Foro Sol stadium.

"Tears stream down your face," sang Chris Martin in the apt lyrics to the song, "Fix You."

The boy is shown dancing and moving his shoulders, but at one point the experience just gets too much and he buries his head in his hands and cries with pure joy. 

His dad presses his head to his son's and sings to him. 

It's really a touching moment between a father and son. It also speaks to the power of music. Certain artists, certain songs have the power to unite us. It's a power that has been acutely felt all across the world in the days following the death of Prince.

The clip has been viewed more than 1.7 million times - and even members of Coldplay were moved by what their music inspired:

"This kind of thing makes it all worthwhile. Hola Luis y tu hijo hermoso! Love."

Many kids with autism are intensely passionate music fans. A friend's son had a similar experience when he got to see his favourite band, U2, perform live. 

Though sensory issues often come hand in hand with the disorder, it can be tempting for parents to avoid taking kids to loud and overstimulating venues like concert halls for fear that the experience would be too overwhelming.

I have been there, and it's always a judgment call and a delicate balancing act. After all, you don't want to thrust your child into a situation that could induce a meltdown but neither do you want to rob them of life's riches, either. 

All kids deserve to experience life to the fullest.

I love that these parents made their son's dream come true, autism be damned. So beautiful.

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