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Justin Timberlake sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to an 8-year-old autistic boy

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In case you forgot, Justin Timberlake is a pretty decent guy. Sure, he thinks he’s the second coming of Michael Jackson, but he DOES make pretty catchy songs, he’s funny and he’s also really kind.

The last point was proven during a concert, when he and 25,000 fans sang “Happy Birthday” to an 8-year-old boy with autism in the audience whose only dream was that very experience.

From Billboard:

In a post on The Manifest Station, Marika Rosenthal Delan wrote that her son Julian had one wish for this 8th birthday: to see Timberlake in concert. Julian’s parents made that wish come true by taking him to see Timberlake at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 11. Like Timberlake, young Julian even wore a fedora and JT-branded bow tie for the occasion.

During the show, Julian excitedly chanted, “It’s my birthday!! This is my present! This is my present! I I Love You JT!” His mother feared that her son’s singing and yelling might annoy the “model-esque girls” sitting next to them, she wrote. But before they knew it, the surrounding concert-goers had helped get Timberlake’s attention on stage, which ended with him leading the arena crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to Julian.

“It took us over an hour just to get outside the arena whilst Julian was high-fiving and fist-bumping everyone that stopped him,” Julian’s mother wrote. “Thank you for showing me I was wrong about what the world would do when they saw my son. Thank you for seeing him and not just his disability.”

Aw, lovely! Here’s a picture of Julian:

And here’s a video of Justin singing to him:

Sometimes you just need a feel good story like this to brighten things up a bit, yknow?

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Here’s Justin Timberlake as a pre-teen covering Garth Brooks

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Oh, Justin Timberlake, what an interesting past you had. From your beginnings on the Mickey Mouse Club to your Ramen noodle hair phase in *NSYNC to bringing sexy back and desecrating Michael Jackson’s legacy… it’s been a wild road.

Incidentally, that road apparently started with country roots, as Justin was caught on camera performing a cover of Garth Brooks’ ‘Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House’ as a pre-teen, complete with cowboy hat and boots! It’s so, so good, guys. Not legit good, but good in that “Oh boy, this is something else!” kinda way. Enjoy!

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The Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson “duet” is all kinds of messy

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One of the best and worst things to happen to the world is technology. On one hand, it’s allowed so many brilliant things to happen – the Internet, fancy phones, medical advancements, etc. On the other hand, it means we can now “bring back” dead musicians to allow those that are still living to make a mockery of their career by “duetting” on “new” songs. Such is the case with Justin Timberlake, who sang “with” Michael Jackson on a new single called ‘Love Never Felt So Good’.

This song isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever had, but I’m so weirded out by this whole process (y’all remember the Susan Boyle/Elvis debacle) that I just can’t take it seriously. NOPE.

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