Please excuse the tears and snot running down my face, but I just finished watching this video of Luis Vazquez and his young son, who has autism, experiencing an incredibly touching and emotional moment during a Coldplay concert on April 16 in Mexico City. It’s a simple video of a simple moment in a family’s life, but it will give you all sorts of heart-expanding feels like it has for the millions who have watched it—including the members of Coldplay themselves.
The video starts with Vazquez discussing different Coldplay tracks with his son. Then it cuts to the boy excitedly running into the show at Foro Sol stadium. His mother is there mostly behind the camera capturing it all as mothers are prone to do. The part that makes you have to hold on to your heart happens during the performance of the song “Fix You.”
It’s like the music enters this child’s body and turns into pure emotional understanding. He goes from moving his body to the music to soulful crying, and his father cradles him with love and sings the lyrics to him along with Coldplay: "See it stream down your face, when you lose something you cannot replace." It ends with father embracing son while everyone in the stadium sings, “Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones and I will try to fix you."
This could have just been a touching video for the family, but Vazquez and his wife decided to share it on YouTube to help raise autism awareness. The caption for the video on YouTube reads, “Something my wife and I decided to share with the whole wide world. You have to watch it! It says it all! You guys #coldplay please need to see this!”
Well, guess what? Coldplay did see the video, and they loved it so much that they shared it with their almost 17 million followers on Twitter. Read the message that they included for Luis and his son. Again, ALL THE FEELS.
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