An eight-year-old boy and his killer dance moves are charming the pants off the Internet this week.
William Ryan’s performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” choreography has gone viral after the young autistic child aced the dance for a webcam competition in St Ives, England.
A local cottage rental agency asked passersby to show off their best moves for a chance to win a luxury goody basket. Needless to say, Ryan took home the big prize and simultaneously won the hearts of many online.
“Three years ago, when William was five he was diagnosed with autism,” Ryan’s mother Gemma wrote in a Facebook comment. “He struggled to communicate, struggled academically in school and continues to struggle to socialize and make friends, but about 18 months ago his dad introduced him (via YouTube) to the wonders of Michael Jackson and he watched his videos for hours on end and learnt all his routines off by heart.”