Gay Teen Kicked Out By Parents Stuns "America’s Got Talent" Judges

Jonathan Allen was kicked out by his parents on his 18th birthday.

1. Meet Jonathan Allen, a 20-year-old aspiring singer from Lawrenceburg, TN.

2. While auditioning for “America’s Got Talent” he shared his personal story.

3. On his 18th birthday, his parents kicked him out for being gay.

He is currently unemployed, but looking for work.

5. He went on the show in hopes of making them proud:

6. When the judges heard his story, they urged him to show his parents what they gave up on:

7. Jonathan performed a rendition of “Time To Say Goodbye” which is famously performed by Andrea Bocelli.

8. *angelic voice pours out*

9. *Jaw drop*

10. *one single tear*

11. Inner monologue: “Oh, shit.”

12. It’s so beautiful, this man is nearly in tears:

13. Jonathan absolutely killed it:

14. Judge Howie Mandell told him, “We love you, we accept you, and we are so proud that you came here.”

15. Do yourself a favor and listen to him yourself:

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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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