WATCH: The moment a mother thanked the musician Lil Nas X for helping her son with autism take a big step forward

"Everybody's destiny is intertwined.. let everyone have the feeling that there is always hope," - Lil Nas X

WCCO Radio Newsroom
June 11, 2019 - 10:11 pm

You may have seen the viral video of Daniel Brundidge, a boy with autism who is mostly nonverbal, singing along with the lyrics to "Old Town Road." That moment, captured in a cell phone video by Daniel's mother Sheletta Brundidge, a producer with Entercom station News-Talk 830 WCCO in Minneapolis, was the first time Daniel had ever sung by himself, and represented a dramatic step forward in his language development. It has now been seen over 1.4 million times on Twitter alone, and has been carried by almost every local and national news outlet across the country.

On Tuesday, Brundidge, who hosts the Two Haute Mammas podcast, had the chance to thank Lil Nas X, whose given name is Montero Lamar Hill, directly. The two spoke on air during a broadcast. 

"The man who has given my son his voice, Little Nas X, is on the phone with us right now and I can't thank you enough for what you did for my baby," an emotional Brundidge told the rising artist.

"I want to thank you for sharing your story and letting everybody see. Everybody's destiny is intertwined.... let everyone have the feeling that there is always hope," Lil Nas X told Brundidge during the exchange, which occurred during the "Hey It's Cory Hepola" show.

Watch the full conversation above. 

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