Seven-year-old Ethan Hall is a little legend, and the video of him singing the Australian national anthem, while trying to ignore a bout of hiccups, has gone viral.
Full marks to the young Aussie, who battled through his hiccups as he sang Advance Australia Fair just before an Australian Baseball League game between Brisbane and Adelaide.
See the video below posted by ABLtv.com, and you can see Ethan sing the anthem with not only his pride intact, but probably boosted because of all the encouragement he received at the end.
“The old adage ‘the show must go on,’ and what a lot of courage from the youngster, I mean, he could of completely fallen apart,” said one of the game’s TV hosts at the end of the video.
It was great to also see the amount of congratulations that Ethan got by both the crowd and the baseballers, who gave him high fives at the end of his rendition.
The young fella probably learned one of the life’’ great lessons:
The world respects and admires anyone who, in the face of adversity, doesn’t give up.