Dane Miller couldn’t resist belting out Whitney Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing” when he heard it playing in the car while riding with his aunt.
Dane is truly exceptional due to his infectious joy, impressive talent, and amazing spirit. Despite having Down Syndrome, he exudes a zest for life that serves as an inspiration to all. Dane’s aunt, Jeanne Miller, shared a video on Facebook of him passionately singing along to the Whitney Houston song. The video has garnered almost 18 million views, showcasing the widespread admiration for his incredible performance.
“He is just very vibrant,” Jeanne Miller of Prosper, Texas, told ABC News. “He’s very high-functioning so if he hears music, it’s just something that sticks with him. He’s very proud [of the video]. He just smiles and giggles.”
People from various corners of the globe have flocked to Jeanne’s Facebook page to witness the young man’s heartfelt performance. In an era where such unbridled joy is increasingly uncommon, Dane’s singing serves as a powerful reminder that such pure happiness still exists in the world.
Numerous families with children impacted by Down Syndrome left comments on Dane’s video, expressing their gratitude for Dane and sharing their own experiences. The joy that individuals with Down Syndrome bring to their families is unmistakable and heartwarming.
Dane has a love for a wide range of music, including Taylor Swift, Kidz Bop Kids, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rendition of “Carol of the Bells.” Dane’s mother, Danna Miller, expressed her pleasant surprise at the viral success of the video showcasing her son’s rendition of the Whitney Houston song.
“When we had Dane, we didn’t know that he had Down syndrome, but it wouldn’t have mattered,” Danna Miller said. “He has been probably the biggest blessing of our lives. He is just so loving and joyful. He is what’s good about this world.”
Check out the video of Dane singing his heart out in the video below!