Heartwarming footage of a toddler being overcome with emotion as he hears a piece of classical music for the first time has gone viral.
Tyler Noftz was videoed getting weepy by his proud parents during a performance at his older sister’s piano recital.
The two-year-old, sat on his father’s lap, gets increasingly teary as one of the youngsters performs Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano.
Shortly after the recital, Tyler’s father Josh Noftz, from Tampa, Florida, posted the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘This little guy is moved by the music’.
Tyler Noftz was videoed getting weepy by his proud parents during a performance at his older sister’s piano recital
The two-year-old, sat on his father’s lap, gets increasingly teary as one of the youngsters performs Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano
A flood of messages were posted by friends and family praising little Tyler in response, with some musicians even urging the parents to get the toddler into playing music.
One user wrote: ‘As a musician, I plead with you to find an instrument for him.
‘The vulnerability he is showing and the inherent empathy; he could show such expression through music.
‘I am in tears. Best thing I’ve seen on Facebook (or anywhere) in months. Thank you for sharing.’
The family pose together for a loving photograph. A flood of messages were posted by friends and family praising little Tyler in response
The toddler cannot contain his tears as he gets more and more emotional as the song goes on
Finally, his father Josh, who posted the heartwarming video online, gives his son a hug and kiss
His mother, noticing her son’s tears, wipes them away with her finger during the recital
Another posted: ‘Never seen anything like it! Most kids his age would have been bored and trying to get out of there.
‘Beautiful child, touched me! It should go viral, it’s truly remarkable.’
Meanwhile, another added: ‘I know how I am moved by music and to see a young child so moved just makes me wish that I was around to see him possibly play music when he’s older.’
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ‘SAD’ AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
Listening to melancholy music can improve a person’s emotional wellbeing, studies have claimed.
It can lead to beneficial emotion effects in times of loneliness and distress.
Sad songs can also regulate negative moods and emotions.
It is said minor keys stirs up a mixture of complex and ‘partially positive’ emotions, including nostalgia, peacefulness, tenderness, transcendence, and wonder.
‘Results show four different rewards of music-evoked sadness: reward of imagination, emotion regulation, empathy, and no “real-life” implications.’
The experts said that sad music has pleasurable effects and can stimulate people to express their emotions.
Researchers have long theorized on the power of classical and ‘sad’ music on our emotions.
One study in Berlin found most people experience more than three emotions when listening to sad songs, provoking a more complex reaction than happy pop songs.
The study says that sad music stirs up a mixture of complex and ‘partially positive’ emotions, including nostalgia, peacefulness, tenderness and transcendence.
Nostalgia was the most common emotion experienced by listeners in Europe and the US, while people in Asia mostly reported feeling a peace.
The video of Tyler comes a few months after an autistic boy in Mexico stole the hearts of people from around the world after crying at a Coldplay gig.
The child’s mix of emotions are shown on footage filmed by his father as he watches one of his favourite songs, ‘Fix You’, being played live by the British band.
The young boy moves his shoulders and dances, but is so caught up with emotion that he cannot help but cry and puts his head in his hands.