One of those most touching parts of Pixar’s Coco, is hearing little Miguel sings “Remember Me.” Well now a little fan of the film is also singing “Remember Me” but this version will melt your heart even more. In a post that has now gone viral, Alexander Deais is singing the beautiful song to his baby sister that unfortunately passed away.
“My son singing ‘Remember Me’ from the movie ‘Coco’ to his baby sister, Ava, who we lost this past May,” Alexander’s mother Samir Deais posted on Twitter. “He’s only 4 years old and he understands. He didn’t even know he was being recorded. He just wanted to sing to her for her 1st birthday! Happy Birthday mamas, we miss you!”
The post has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The Deais family, from Houston, lost Ava Lynn on May 1 after she suffered complications from hydronephrosis, which is an illness that affects the kidneys and bladder.
“Her body just couldn’t handle anymore,” Deais told KSAT. “(Alexander) understands that she has passed and is in heaven, he has seemed to grasp onto the reality of it in a very sweet and innocent way a 4-year-old should when it comes to passing away,” Deais added. “And we have Coco to thank for that.”
Samir has shared her grief via social media by posting heartbreaking and beautiful images dedicated to her daughter.
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Tonight my wife and I light our candles for #WaveOfLight2017 , not only for our little precious princess Ava Lynn🌻, but for all the angels👼🏻 who were taken too soon. We also light our candles for the strength of all the Mama's and Baba's out there who have to wake up everyday and choose to be strong and choose to continue and live through our angel babies. Even though they aren't with us physically, we find hope through them even when we don't think we have anymore in the tank. #InfantLossAwarenessMonth #WaveOfLight
“From the year we’ve had,” Samir wrote on Instagram “it’d be very easy to not be thankful and hold resentment. But my family and I see life in a different light. I appreciate the short time I had with my daughter Ava Lynn, no matter how brief. Every moment was magic. I appreciate my hardworking, loving, and caring wife. She’s understanding, will have my back 11/10 times over and over again, she’ll be happy for me, sad for me, and always will love for me. My son Alex, who though I’ve only known for two years, I see myself in you. And I can’t wait to see what a wonderful man you become.”
One thing is certain. Alexander can sing and he loves Coco. Check out his grito…