May 14, 2011

Something Wonderful: True Humanity at its finest

When this autistic man started having trouble singing the national anthem, something happened that could bring you to tears. Stay with it until the rockets come in with their red glare.

Will. Make. Your. Day. Week. Month. Year.....

Posted by Vanderleun at May 14, 2011 11:28 PM
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Never seen anything like it. Maybe there is hope for this nation yet.

Posted by: stuart at May 14, 2011 12:12 PM


Wonder what the Bamster would have done? Probably doesn't know the words, since he once said he thought the Anthem should be 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

Posted by: Peccable at May 14, 2011 12:37 PM

A spontaneously beautiful moment.

Posted by: John Venlet at May 14, 2011 12:48 PM

THANK YOU for posting this!!!! Made my day!!

Posted by: Mike Hernan at May 14, 2011 1:22 PM

Only in America! Thank you - much needed!

Posted by: RedCarolina at May 14, 2011 2:50 PM

Great post. Here's a similar one.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 14, 2011 2:56 PM

I do not understand why the people do not sing the anthem at every such event. I have never for the life of my understood the point of inviting some rapper/country singer/rock star/American Idol runner up to sing the anthem. They screw it up much worse than this poor fellow.

The Anthem belongs to the people. It is not something for a celebrity to interpret and make it uniquely their own, much less to be deliberately slaughtered by some dimbulb like Roseanne Barr.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at May 14, 2011 6:43 PM

As it happens, Gerard, I was there, in the grandstand, and I sang along as enthusiastically and spontaneously as the rest of the fans did. If you think it's inspirational on video, you can only imagine what it was like to be there, at Fenway, and to be a part of it.


Posted by: Ed McCabe at May 14, 2011 6:59 PM

Every now and then a ray of hope shines through this dismal cold world we live in. The video captures the spirit I thought was lost a long time ago.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at May 14, 2011 7:36 PM

Big ol' grin on my face right now. Thanks, Gerard.

Posted by: Cameron Wood at May 15, 2011 1:23 AM

*clap clap clap*

Posted by: pdwalker at May 15, 2011 10:22 AM


Posted by: The Commander at May 15, 2011 7:34 PM

Hey, I'm not even American but it made me smile and want to cheer. Well done to everyone there.

Posted by: sg at May 17, 2011 1:45 PM

And it didn't need a government program to happen. It must be raining in here, my eyes are wet. Thank you Boston, you will remember yet where our revolution started.

Posted by: Ed Price at May 23, 2011 1:52 AM