With so much going on in the world today, it’s those special kinds of moments people can share at a magical place such as Walt Disney World that can remind you of what is truly special in life.
Case in point, 21-year-old Basilio Santana meeting Mickey Mouse on a recent trip to Magic Kingdom with his mother and a group of Brazilian tourists has touched many people’s hearts thanks to a video that was shared on Facebook.
Santana lost his sight at the age of nine due to Devic’s syndrome, a rare disease which affects the immune system, and he was able to travel to Orlando with his mother, who also has the disease, after winning a contest. When Santana met Mickey at Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., his tour guide Nataly White filmed the special encounter and it has since gone viral.
When one of the group’s translators tells Mickey where they’re from, he said “Wow! All the way from Brazil? Cool. My friends have been teaching me some Portuguese. Let’s see if I can remember how to say this…”
Just look at the care in which Mickey carefully guides Basilio along and when he touches his face and features. What a beautiful and truly special moment, especially when they touch noses. Santana later said it was his favorite moment of the trip and thanks to this wonderful video we can all see why.