Uplifting video – Irish brothers go for a fly around the countryside
A young Irish boy with Williams syndrome is flying high thanks to his older brother who is a licensed pilot.
The moment was captured in this heart-warming video which has gone viral, being seen over 100,000 times within the first week of being uploaded.
Michael McMahon, of Co Offaly, has been obsessed with flying since he was a child and got his pilot’s license when he was just 17.
He wanted to give his five-year-old brother Robbie the same exhilarating experience that he had had when he was a youngster.
Robbie has Williams syndrome which is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that can lead sufferers to experience problems with their hearts and kidneys as well as mild to moderate learning difficulties, and developmental delays.
Michael said: “My brother Robbie has Williams syndrome and I had the honour of taking him flying which was a massive thing for Robbie.
“Big thanks to Kernan aviation for making it happen.
“Robbie has always had an interest in flying. I was five years-old myself when I first had a taste of it. I got my pilot licence on my 17th birthday.
“I would spend most evenings and my days off with Robbie. He is always happy and smiling and wants to have fun all the time.”
The video sees Michael and Robbie flying through the countryside on a beautiful sunny day
The bond between the brothers is there for all to see – and with the video sound tracked by American Authors’ uplifting hit ‘Best Day Of My Life’ – it is sure to put a smile on your face.
Take a look at the video below.