Another talented Pinoy has become an internet sensation following his rendition of Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.”
Meet the man with no arms but full of compassion.
A 4-minute video of Evie Malabanan-Mendoza features a man with disabilities singing the soulful song while his foot held the microphone.
It was originally uploaded in Facebook by Mendoza with a caption that reads: “Na-touch ako sa mamang ito singing on my videoke kaya vinideo ko… hoping makita ni Vice Ganda hehe para mai-guest nya sa GGV.”
As of press time, the said video has gone viral with over 1 million views, more than 84,000 shares and nearly 47, 000 likes in Facebook in just 9 days.
It also received positive feedback from netizens.
“Ito dapat na tao ang pasalihin sa the voice kasi kahit may kapansanan sya perfect parin sya.. binigay to ni god sa kanya.. thumbs up sa kanya,” a social media user said.
“Kaka inspired pag maka kita ka nang mga tao na gaya sa kanya,” another one commented.
“Bro nakakaiyak naman naalala ko tuloy tatay ko,” a netizen also said.
The inspiring video was later on uploaded to YouTube on January 28, this year. It already has over 63,000 views.
This is not the first time that an amateur but talented Filipino rose to fame through social media.
It can be recalled that sometime in 2013, Aldrich Talonding, a kid from General Santos City, became famous for covering the same song. He, together with his cousin James Bucong, a guitarist, was even invited to perform in the Ellen DeGeneres show.
If you were inspired by his soulful rendition, we encourage you to share the video to your friends!