Returning to the week after a killer weekend, I normally inappropriately salute Mondays with an unusual use of one of my fingers, but this Monday is different. This morning, I happened to stumble upon a gem of a YouTube video that moved me to tears and made me realize the world isnâ€™t too bad after all â€” even on Mondays. (Arenâ€™t those moments fantastic?) In this vid, Jodi DiPiazza, a young girl diagnosed with autism, sits at a piano playing â€œFireworkâ€ by Katy Perry at an autism awareness event. (Donate to autism research here: http://cc.com/donate) The performance takes an amazingly inspiring turn when Katy Perry starts to harmonize to Jodiâ€™s melody and the two duet the entire song from start to finish. From the look in Jodiâ€™s eyes to Perryâ€™s loving smile, this video perfectly captures the compassion of the human race.
You try to watch this video without crying: