Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine helped a 10-year-old boy’s dream come true earlier this week.
Christopher Warner, who has Down syndrome, absolutely loves Maroon 5.
He hardly ever stops talking about the band’s music, Warner’s teacher told Today.com.
“He has just been fascinated with Maroon 5 and especially Adam Levine,” said Avery Stanert, a special education teacher. “He loves to listen to their music during work breaks. He draws pictures of them. He just absolutely loves them.”
After seeing how much Christopher loved Maroon 5, Stanert created a video of the 10-year-old talking about Levine and singing the band’s songs.
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The video went viral and a radio station, Hot 99.5’s The Kane Show, arranged for the boy to meet his favorite celebrity.
“They arranged for backstage passes and tickets,” Stanert said. “They immediately called the record label and worked it all out.”
After getting the VIP treatment at the Maroon 5 concert, the boy and his mother went backstage to meet Levine.
When Christopher finally came face-to-face with the singer, he panicked and crouched down onto the floor, according to Today.com.
But Levine knew exactly what to do.
He followed Christopher’s lead and laid down on the floor right beside him.
— Kane (@Kaneshow) March 3, 2015
“We’ve been really happy to see how Down syndrome has gotten a lot of attention for this,” Stanert shared about the experience. “Kids with Down syndrome are just like their peers.”