Watch Gary Barlow make birthday dream come true for boy with Down's syndrome

14 January 2018, 19:45 | Updated: 6 February 2018, 16:52

Gary Barlow surprised an 18-year-old meganfan on his birthday by appearing on FaceTime for a quick chat.

A heartfelt video posted on Facebook shows the Take That star calling Derby boy and huge Gary fan George Walker - who has Down's syndrome - during his birthday party at St Andrew's School in Breadsall Hilltop.

Gary also gave George a pair of free tickets to see Take That in concert and to meet him in person.

The singer appeared on a big screen during the call, after he found out about an online video campaign inviting him to attend George's party. The campaign video had been watched over 40,000 times.

George's mum, Jemma Walker-Higginbottom, told the Derby Telegraph that she had "so much respect" for Gary after his appearance.

She said: "He didn't have to do this. The way he talked to him was brilliant too. People often don't know how to speak to people with disabilities but Gary was brilliant with him.

"He even sang happy birthday to him."

Watch the moving video in full above.