A heartwarming video of 79-year-old Ted McDermott singing a duet of ‘Quando, Quando, Quando’ with his loving son has recently gone viral. The pair drive through the streets of their hometown belting out their favorite hits at the top of their lungs.
Ted was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago, and every day since his memory seemed to get a little worse. When he stopped recognizing family members and became more emotionally unbalanced, his beloved son Mac found a way to bring him back for a few minutes every day.
In a post on Facebook Mac wrote,
“Dad was a singer all his life – he was a Butlin’s Redcoat and then traveled around singing in clubs around the country. He worked in a factory after he got married and still did the bit of singing on side. His nickname is ‘The Songaminute Man’ – simply because of how many songs he knows.
Now when we’ve got him singing again he’s back in the room. It’s these moments that we treasure.
The plan is to share as much of Dad’s singing as we can and hopefully help raise money to fund the work of the Alzheimer’s Society – more specifically to go towards paying for a person at the end of the phone line to help other people like us.”
Watch this beautiful moment as father and son reconnect through the power of song in the video below.