The crowd gets excited as soon as he starts singing while playing the piano, 'This one is for my one and only true love Princess Peach...'
A first-grade student's performance on the song, "Peaches" has taken the internet by storm. Cairo Koomson, a 7-year-old, sang the song for his autistic young brother and the crowd could not stop singing along with the kid.
The video was posted on Cairo's TikTok channel called @letsgocairo and has garnered about 6.6 million views. It begins with the voiceover, "My 7-year-old son sang 'Peaches' at his school and the crowd went crazy." The child can be seen wearing a bright yellow Bowser costume from the movie, "Super Mario 2." The crowd gets excited as soon as he starts singing while playing the piano, "This one is for my one and only true love Princess Peach." Once, Cairo begins to sing the chorus, "Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches I love you oh..." the kids begin to wave their hands and start to sing along. Cairo's talent is admirable in the video and it is seen in the way everyone applauds for him.
Many on the social media platform loved the first grader's performance. @chewyvr1 commented, "Bros playing the piano like it's nothing." @EvenAngel wrote It’s such innocent joy, bringing these beautiful souls together. @aaliyah.lisa shared, "As a teacher, the purity of this would make me cry." @mollifiedmoo expressed, "I'm loving that kids are discovering the awesomeness that is Jack Black and his magical vocals." @heather5717 said, "Some kids are just born to shine a bit brighter."
Cairo's mom Tracy Koomson told TODAY that her younger son, Eli, who has autism was in tears after seeing his brother's performance. “For Eli to show emotion was a big deal. I can count on one hand where he’s appropriately cried,” Tracy said.
The song "Peaches" holds a special place in Cairo's family. Days ago, Eli surprised everybody in the family when he began singing the song. Tracy shared that Eli usually uses three to four sentences. “My 3-year-old daughter looked at me and Cairo looked at me and we were all like, ‘What is going on? Is this really happening?’” Tracy said that she started to cry. “Of course when I tried to get Eli to do it again so I could tape it, he wouldn’t, she said.
Later that evening, Cairo told his mother that he was going to "be Eli's voice" at the talent show. “He was like, ‘Mom, I’m going to sing for Eli,” Tracy said. “Cairo is very mature, and he’s also self-sacrificing. A lot of the attention goes to Eli because he’s special needs, but Cairo never complains. He absolutely adores his brother."
Tracy said that Cairo wants to have his own YouTube channel where he travels the world and shows it through a kid's eyes. She added that he was inspired by the late Anthony Bourdain's TV series "Parts Unknown." "He's a big dreamer," said the mother.
Actor Chris Pratt, who was part of the "Super Mario Bros." star cast also appreciated Cairo for his performance, he posted the video on his Instagram story. "He tagged Jack Black and was like, 'This guy might steal your job,' or something like that," Tracy said. The mother hopes to hear soon from Black as well. "I keep checking my DMs to see if Jack has messaged us!" Tracy said.