To read on the Huffington Post website:
Adam Levine Is Pretty Much Perfect When Fan With Down Syndrome Gets Jitters Meeting Idol
Adam Levine is best known for being a famous rock star and coaching aspiring singers on « The Voice, » but for one boy with Down syndrome, he’s much more.
Christopher Warner, from Marriottsville, Maryland, is a huge Maroon 5 fan and an even bigger fan of the band’s popular frontman, according to .
« He has just been fascinated with Maroon 5 and especially Adam Levine, » Avery Stanert, a special education teacher at the 10-year-old’s school told the outlet. « He loves to listen to their music during work breaks. He draws pictures of them. He just absolutely loves them. »
Stanert decided to make a video capturing the 10-year-old’s love for the star and thanking Levine for his positive impact on the boy’s life, according to ABC News. The teacher tweeted the video at the hosts of radio station Hot 99.5’s « The Kane Show« , who helped arrange a meeting between Christopher and Maroon 5.
This past Monday, the young fan got to enjoy a Maroon 5 concert in Washington, D.C., and meet his idol as well as the rest of the band backstage,reported.
Christopher’s mom, Cecilia, who attended the event with her son and four teachers from his school, said one moment in particular stood out and showed Levine’s sense of compassion. When Christopher first encountered the rock star, he got a bit nervous, but Levine didn’t hesitate to make him feel comfortable.
« He was very shy at first. I kind of got down on the floor and he was hiding behind me, » Cecilia told ABC News. « Then Adam said ‘That’s OK, we’ll all get down on the floor.’ It wasn’t beneath him to lay down on a locker room floor with Christopher. »