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This Little Kid Honored His Late Sister By Singing A Song From "Coco" And Yep, I'm Definitely Crying

Here's your first cry of 2018.

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Meet 4-year-old Alex and his parents, Samir and Stephanie Deais, from San Antonio, Texas.

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Last Saturday, Samir uploaded this video of Alex singing "Remember Me," a song from Pixar's latest film, Coco, to a photograph of his late sister, Ava Lynn.

My son singing "Remember Me" from the movie "Coco" to his baby sister, Ava, who we lost this past May. He's only 4…

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The lyrics that Alex is singing in the video are:

Remember me / Though I have to travel far / Remember me / Don't let it make you cry / For even if I'm far away I hold you in my heart / I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart / Though I have to travel far / Remember me.

Ava Lynn died in May of 2017 after being diagnosed with a kidney condition known as hydronephrosis. Alex wanted to sing "Remember Me" in honor of what would have been her first birthday.

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"He speaks to her every night at her altar and says his goodnights and blows her kisses — the same spot where we captured the video," Samir told BuzzFeed.

The video of Alex singing has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. The Deais family say they've been overwhelmed and touched by the massive response.

My wife and were literally brought to tears seeing how much love Alex and Ava and our family has received. We were…

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According to Samir, watching Coco, a film that focuses on the tradition of Diá de los Muertos, helped Alex cope with the death of his little sister. "He started to ask more accurate and direct questions, and using Coco as a reference was a huge help," said Samir.

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Thank you for sharing your song, Alex.


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