Elvis sat down at the piano to play his father’s song.
Amanda Kloots shared a sweet video of her young son at the piano imitating his late dad, Nick Corderowho died on July 5, 2020 after a 95-day stay in the hospital as he battled complications from COVID.
The multi-hyphenate regularly shared updates on Instagram while Cordero was in the hospital, requesting prayers for his recovery, encouraging followers to sing along to his song “Live Your Life,” and promoting pandemic safety and education. She has also always been open about her efforts to keep his memory alive, and often shares sweet tidbits like this one, which came just a day after the late actor’s 44th birthday.
“He sat down at the piano and did this on his own, over and over again,” Kloots wrote of her three-year-old son, Elvis.
“He is singing and reciting the song 𝘉ማምርች 𝘐t 𝘋ψ𝘸n again that Nick sings on his live album. We’ve listened to this album so much that Elvis now recites what Nick says matching his inflections and voice.”
In the brief clip, which shows the toddler sitting at a white piano and repetitively pressing the keys, you can hear Elvis say, “I’m Nick Cordero! Thank you very much,” before he began singing.
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The caption continued: “We lose people in life but it is up to us to keep them alive! It isn’t always easy to talk about them, have pictures up, tell stories or listen to their voice but when you do their life lives on. I’ve made a conscious effort in our house to do this, especially so Elvis knows his father. When this happened, my heart just burst. ❤️”
Her comments were flooded by friends and fans alike, sending their love and words of affirmation.
“You’re amazing. And Elvis is such a natural little talent!! ❤️,” actress Melanie Lynskey wrote.
Stylist Emily Loftiss commended the mom, “I know it’s so so different but I just love talking about my father. He’s been gone since I was 14 and hearing and sharing stories about him fills my heart. You’re doing a GREAT job, Mama. @amandakloots .”
“So beautiful. You’re doing amazing and Elvis will be amazing because of your efforts ❤️❤️❤️,” he said Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
“Love that Elvis has memorized not just the words but his dad’s tone & inflection too!! So cool, and I’m sure, so special and heart-wrenching for you!! What an amazing job you’re doing! ❤️,” another fan gushed.