This Pilot Took His Brother With Williams Syndrome Flying For The First Time, And His Pure Joy Is So Contagious

"Happy, happy, happy!"

One of the best parts about earning a pilot's license is being able to take friends and family for their first ride. But it seems no one could have appreciated the thrill more than Robbie, a little boy with Williams syndrome who got to experience flying for the first time with his pilot brother Michael McMahon

According to the Williams Syndrome Association, Williams syndrome is a genetic condition, "characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities." About 20,000 people are affected in the United States, but the arguably positive side of the syndrome is that those affected exhibit very social and kind. Some also have a special appreciation for music, and it has been suggested that children with this syndrome "may be the friendliest you'll ever meet."  

In the video you can clearly see how joyful Robbie is, as he cries out "Happy!" while the plane goes up and up and up.


His joy is so contagious, you won't be able to stop smiling as you watch:


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