Watch This Touching Duet Between a Musician and His Uncle With Down Syndrome
Travis Hatfield, an aspiring country musician from Gilbert, West Virginia, has become a viral sensation after he posted a sweet video on his Facebook page.
Hatfield shares a close bond with his 47-year-old uncle, Jamie Joe Cline, who has Down syndrome, WOWKTV News reported. The two love to play music together.
“He is the inspiration,” Hatfield told the outlet. “His love for music is probably stronger than mine, honestly. Every day he is blasting his radio out.”
Cline and Hatfield spend time playing music together at least one day a week, and recently Hatfield decided to post one of their sessions on his Facebook page. In the video, the two sing “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones.
Cover of “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” Everybody please watch this. I have a very special person in my life singing with me, his name is Jamie Joe Cline. He is my 47-year-old uncle who happens to have Down Syndrome. Those who know him, love him. He is a big part in my life and I don’t know what I would do without him. He's one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Just wanted everyone to see what our weekends together consist of. Thank you!Posted by Travis Hatfield on Monday, March 23, 2015
Hatfield posted the video on March 30. Since then it’s been viewed over 2 million times.
Want to end the stigma around disability? Like us on Facebook.
And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.