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Grandfather sings his autistic grandson to sleep over FaceTime

The sweetest lullabies: Grandfather who has a ‘unique bond’ with his autistic grandson, 13, sings him to sleep on FaceTime from his care home 300 miles away

  • Grandfather-of-one George Kerr, 87, sends videos of himself singing to grandson
  • Keiran Kerr, 13, is autistic and lives 350 miles away from his grandfather George
  • The teen who struggles to communicate shares a ‘unique bond’ with George  

A grandfather sends videos of himself singing from his care home to his autistic grandson who lives 350 miles away to help him fall asleep. 

George Kerr, 87, lives in Renfrewshire, Scotland, in Elderslie Care Home.

His grandson Keiran Kerr, 13, lives over 300 miles away in Banbury, Oxfordshire.   

Kieran who has autism struggles to communicate but has a ‘unique bond’ with his grandfather George, with the pair speaking regularly on FaceTime.  

On these calls, musically minded George often sings to Keiran, and the young lad loves it.

So last month, care home staff recorded George singing Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ to send to Keiran.

Keiran’s mum, Andrea Kerr, 53, revealed the teen adores the touching video and watches it every night, because hearing his grandfather sing calms him down and helps him fall asleep.

Andrea, a civil servant, said: ‘Keiran is George’s only grandson and they share a very unique bond. They always have.

Keiran Kerr, 13, (pictured) is autistic and lives 350 miles away from his grandfather George Kerr, 87. The pair share a special bond and FaceTime regularly 

George Kerr (pictured) has been sending videos of himself singing to Kieran. The videos help the teen who struggles with communication get to sleep

George Kerr (pictured) has been sending videos of himself singing to Kieran. The videos help the teen who struggles with communication get to sleep

Kieran (pictured) loves a video of his grandfather singing White Christmas, and watches it every night

Kieran (pictured) loves a video of his grandfather singing White Christmas, and watches it every night 

‘They connect through George’s singing – it’s always really resonated with Keiran for some reason, and it helps him relax.

‘Since he got the video of George singing White Christmas, Keiran has watched it every night.

‘He watches it and says, “night night Grandad, love you to the moon and back”.’

Andrea revealed that Kieran shares his video with his friends, and is proud of his singing grandad. 

Kieran is so proud of his grandad and loves his video that much that he has been sharing it with his friends

Kieran is so proud of his grandad and loves his video that much that he has been sharing it with his friends 

Last month, care home staff recorded George singing Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' to send to Keiran

Last month, care home staff recorded George singing Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ to send to Keiran

One night, Andrea’s phone died, and she couldn’t show him the video and Keiran was heartbroken.

So now she says they have backed the video up on every device to prevent them ever losing access to it.

She said: ‘The video is his most prized possession because his grandad is pretty much his idol.’

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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