Texas boy with Down syndrome melts hearts singing classic Whitney Houston song

By MARY ANN MARTINEZ, Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

PROSPER, Texas - A Texas 9-year-old with Down syndrome is the newest internet sensation by singing a classic song and making millions of new fans.

You've probably sang this song in the car or shower too, but when Dane miller sung it, more than 5 million people watched it.

The video was recorded Monday, as the 9-year-old's dad was driving with him. 

A family member shared it on Facebook and it's almost as popular as the Whitney Houston version. 

"We did just watch a documentary on her about a month ago, and so he started downloading some of her songs and that was the one he just got stuck on," said Danna Miller, the child’s mother.

She said she can't believe the response the video has gotten.

"Just reading the comments, they're so sweet. I get emotional,” she said, as she teared up. “Even some other families that have Down syndrome children have posted pictures of their kids."

When Dane was asked what he thinks about the millions of people watching him sing, he responded, “Happy.”

Dane said he wants to make more videos for fans to enjoy.

The family said they've started a YouTube channel for him called “Amazing Dane.”

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