Warning: If you don’t already have a giant crush on Adam Levine, you WILL have one by the time you reach the bottom of this page. Just a heads up.
It all started with Christopher Warner, a 10-year-old with Down syndrome who is also a Maroon 5 superfan. One of his teachers, Avery Stanert, uploaded a video to YouTube that showed Warner in all his Maroon 5-obsessed glory, singing along to their songs, gushing about Adam Levine, and showing off his impressive homemade drawings of the band.
The video quickly went viral and caught the attention of Maryland radio station Hot 99.5’s The Kane Show. They got the band involved and arranged for Warner, his mom, and a few of his school teachers to get VIP access to Maroon 5’s concert in Washington, D.C.
Warner and his special guests went to the show on Monday night (March 2), but when it came time for him to meet his idols in person, he understandably became a little overwhelmed, crouching down on the floor and hiding.
That’s when Levine suggested that the band followed suit, and everyone laid down on the floor alongside Warner, posing for this adorable picture.
The band’s keyboardist, PJ Morton, told ABC News, “He's an awesome kid. He was a little shy from all of the attention. He didn't want to stand up to take a picture so we all got on the floor with him to take it that way. I got a high five!”
Kudos to Levine, Morton, and the rest of the band for being humble pros and making Warner’s dream come true. As Stanert told the “Today” show, it’s an important reminder that all fans are created equal. “We’ve been really happy to see how Down syndrome has gotten a lot of attention for this,” Stanert said. “Kids with Down syndrome are just like their peers.”