Dr. Paulo Martins has earned the appreciation of many of his patients at Ribeirao Preto Clinical Hospital in Sao Paulo. But one little superfan could not stop following him around the hospital because she was so entranced by him.
Seventeen-month-old Sophia Romao Bueno has been fighting an immune system disorder for quite some time. This rare childhood disease means Sophia spends quite a bit of time in the hospital, and the aggressive treatment really takes a toll on her.
When Dr. Martins brought in his ukulele to entertain patients and try to cheer them up, sweet little Sophia caught wind of his musical talent. The strains of this distinct instrument and his singing voice drew her to him.
She sought out his voice, trying to find who was behind the beautiful singing. Finally, she found him.
Without saying a word, the doctor realized that the tiny tot wanted him to play her a song. Her body language indicated to him that she was hoping he would perform just for her.
He hesitated, however, because he didn’t know any children’s songs and wasn’t sure what he should do. He panicked, because this little sweetheart desperately wanted him to sing so she could dance.
Sophia was thrilled when the doctor began strumming his ukulele and singing this song just for her. While tethered to her IV pole, she swayed back and forth, dancing to the tune, stomping her little pink-shoed feet to the beat.
Other doctors and nurses gathered around,watching this adorable interaction. Sophia couldn’t stop moving to the beat.
But when Dr. Martins finished, Sophia stared at him, imploring him to continue playing. So he did. This magical moment was caught on camera and shared for all of us to enjoy. It’s garnered millions of hits and its no wonder.
As Sophia danced, everyone at the hospital watching her forgot for a fleeting moment about their pain, their illness, their stress, and everything was beautiful. Music is powerful and we can see this in the video below.