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11 April 2019, 12:41 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 14:23
Blind 6-year-old piano prodigy Avett Ray Maness singing Freddie Mercury and Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and playing the piano is the best thing you'll see today.
The singing star, who walks with a cane and reads braille, is a musical prodigy who plays the piano alongside the the drums, guitar and ukulele.
According to CBS News, Avett's mum Sara Moore said he loves to perform and has been playing music since he was 11 months old.
"The moment he could pull himself to reach the piano, he was playing the melody to 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.'
"Music is in his body," Moore said. "He's really practicing on performing now. Since his talent is so amazing, people are asking him to perform."
Stop everything you’re doing and watch this blind 6-year-old boy playing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the piano. He’s just magical.😭💕🎹 #queen #bohemianrhapsody #freddiemercury #Repost… https://t.co/ItHb7TERA6— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) March 20, 2019
Stop anything & everything you are doing, watch & listen to this incredible 6 year old, blind boy, play & sing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Just amazing! So inspiring! Magical!… https://t.co/h6LHbJG0NA— George Brodermann #SaveRise #RenewTimeless (@gbrodermann) March 20, 2019
The youngster's performance has even been spotted by Hollywood, with Will & Grace star Debra Messing telling her Twitter followers to "stop everything you're doing" to watch Avett's Queen cover.
What makes Avett's musical talent even more impressive is that the boy is certifiably blind.
"He's completely in one eye but has a little bit of vision in the other," his mum Sarah said. "He's significantly visually impaired. He walks with cane and he reads braille."
Avett's cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody has already had 3.8 million views online and the number is climbing.