Let This 8-Year-Old Boy With Autism Show You The Beauty Of The World Through His Ears

Tyler Doi isn't your average 8-year-old -- he has a special gift for sound.

Growing up, Tyler, who has autism, was passionate about stars and bird feeders, his dad says in the video above. A few years ago, he was driving with his grandparents looking for bird feeders but was having trouble finding them. That's when they spotted a wind chime, and the rest is history.

The Doi family, from Toronto, reached out to Woodstock Chimes and drove eight hours to their headquarters in Shokan, N.Y., according to the Nexus blog.

While he was there, he impressed everyone by being able to identify the product exclusively by the sound.

To show off Tyler's gift, he played a game called "Name-That-Chime Challenge" against Garry Kvistad, Grammy award-winning musician and founder of Woodstock Chimes. And boy did Tyler blow everyone away -- he got every single chime correct.

"He knows more about my company than anyone does," Kvistad said in the video.

To honor Tyler and to support others living with autism, the company decided to create "Woodstock Chimes for Autism," and to donate 100 percent of the net profits from the sales of those chimes to research and treatment. The chimes feature colorful puzzle pieces to symbolize the many unanswered questions about autism.

"It's really something for me that my son's legacy will somehow live on because of that chime," Tyler's dad said in the video above.

h/t GodVine



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