Girl with Down’s syndrome goes viral after mum shares her sweet performance


Adorable Lyla Rock ran up to the street performers and grabbed a maraca from a singer while they belted out the classic festive hit ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham for shoppers

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Lyla Rock who suffers with Down’s syndrome goes viral

If you’re a little low on festive cheer, this sweet girl will cheer you up.

Adorable Lyla Rock has become a huge viral sensation after her mum shared a video of her dancing with buskers.

Cheeky Lyla up to the street performers and grabbed a maraca from the buskers as they entertained shoppers with a rendition of Wham’s Last Christmas.

Mum Charlotte, 36, filmed her daughter bopping away in Solihull town centre on December 10.

She uploaded the clip to a community Facebook group and in two weeks the video went viral around the world with more than four million views and shares.

The tot during the performance of ‘Last Christmas’ in Solihull
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The music-loving toddler cheered everyone up
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Charlotte, who works in marketing, said: “It’s just been a bit mad really. It was just like a family video that you would take anywhere.

“But now we’ve had people all over the world commenting and sharing, it’s unbelievable.

“I was out Christmas shopping with Lyla and her grandma and we stopped to watch the street performers.

“Suddenly, Lyla just wandered over and a lady gave her a maraca. She was doing her own thing.

“It was a really a random and lovely mix of the guy singing, some other street performers and Lyla.

“There was a crowd gathered around clapping and people walking past and looking, it was lovely.”

Charlotte and her husband David, 36, who works as an engineer, only found out Lyla had Down’s syndrome when she was born six weeks premature in 2019.

The couple, who have no other children, hope the viral video will raise awareness about the condition.

She added: “When Lyla was born it was a shock. I had loads of scans and nothing was detected but I wouldn’t change Lyla for the world.

Lyla with mum Charlotte and dad David
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She’s racked up millions of views
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“She’s wonderful and has given us so much. David and I hope that the video will raise awareness and understanding about Down’s syndrome.

“There are a lot of misconceptions of what life with Down’s syndrome is like but in reality, she’s the same as any other two-year-old but she’s got that something else special.

“She has so much opportunity, get a job and college. She’s full of life and smart. She can communicate in many ways.

“Life is wonderful with Down’s syndrome and there’s nothing to worry about.

“If I can help at least one family worrying, that would be great. I hope this video shows that.”

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