If Whitney Houston were still here, we think she would more than approve of her biggest fans sing along to her hit song, “I Have Nothing.”
Dane Miller is a 9-year-old boy from Texas who happens to have Down syndrome. He apparently fell hard for Whitney Houston after watching a documentary about her with his mom, Danna Miller, about a month ago.
“We did just watch a documentary on her about a month ago,” Miller told Click2Houston. “And so he started downloading some of her songs and that was the one he just got stuck on.”
Dane’s aunt, Jeanne Miller, posted a video of Dane letting loose in high Houston style in the backseat of his dad’s car. She captioned the video, “Is this boy not the sweetest thing ever?! He loves to sing. Whitney would be proud #getthatboyamic #mynephewDanerocks.”
What Dane’s awesome auntie could not have predicted was how popular her video would become. The original Facebook video has more than 23 million views and 330,000 shares, with hundreds of comments from well-wishers.
Dane’s mom is overjoyed by the response his video’s gotten.
“Just reading the comments, they’re so sweet. I get emotional,” she said. “Even some other families that have Down syndrome children have posted pictures of their kids.”
How does Dane feel about all the attention and his new cadre of adoring fans? “Happy,” he said.
James Corden, we think you’ve got a new Carpool Karaoke contender. And if you don’t snap him up, believe us, someone else will — the video’s popularity inspired the family to kick off a YouTube channel, Amazing Dane, where we’re hoping to see lots more of him very soon.