Before you check out the YouTube videos that I’ll link below, be sure you read the news story about Kseniya Simonova.
Are you back? Excellent. As noted in the news article, Kseniya got involved in Ukraine’s Got Talent in order to benefit a child with leucosis that developed following a vaccination. The first YouTube video I found from her shows the story in real time of the family’s fight to save their daughter and ends with a plea to “Give the life to little Anasasia“. After entering Ukraine’s Got Talent, Simonova was an instant hit. The video is, unfortunately, in Ukrainian (or Russian?) so I’m not entirely sure what the story of her first UGT entry is.
And here’s her winning performance, the one I made you read about first. It helps to know the back story, but I didn’t when I first saw the video. Even without knowing the story and without the sound I found the video evocative and couldn’t tear my eyes away. If any video on YouTube deserves to go viral, these do.
Update: After watching the first entry again, I think it’s a “Cat’s Cradle” kind of story. A young man grows up and doesn’t learn how much his parents mean to him until it’s too late. What do you think?