Blind autistic 'America’s Got Talent' singer reduces Thandolwethu to tears

Blind autistic 'America’s Got Talent' singer reduces Thandolwethu to tears

"Grab the tissues y'all! His voice and passion for singing despite the odds that this boy has is simply inspiring," says Thandolwethu.

Kodi Lee on America's Got Talent / YouTube
Kodi Lee on America's Got Talent / YouTube

For those of you that know me, know that I am a very emotional person that gets moved by anything inspirational. That's why when I saw this particular America's Got Talent performance, I couldn't help by get choked up.

Kodi Lee, 22, is a blind, autistic, highly-passionate musical genius who made an appearance in a recent episode of the popular TV show.

He was accompanied by mom who explained that he fell in love with music at a young age, and when he heard music for the first time, 'his eyes just lit up'. 

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Lee sang 'A Song For You', originally sang by Leon Russell, and there wasn't a dry eye in sight - even the judges were in awe of his musical ability. 

His performance is one of the most emotional things I've ever witnessed. Just seeing him belt out the song, you can actually see the amount of talent Kodi has. 

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Gabrielle Union ended up using her first golden buzzer, and it was oh-so worth it. She went onto Twitter following the moment to shed light on it all.

"I gave #KodiLee my Golden Buzzer but his family fought for the information, resources & opportunities to make his dreams come true. Everyone deserves the chance to shine, let's work to make that a reality," she said in a tweet.

It's moments like this when giving up on your dreams and what you're good at should NEVER be an option. Kodi, you inspire me! 

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