Watch This Autistic 8-Year-Old Perform The ‘Thriller’ Dance Almost As Well As The King Of Pop Himself

The ‘Thriller’ dance is a staple at Halloween parties, weddings, and other important social affairs, so it’s no surprise that the internet is glutted with videos of people from every walk of life performing it in the hopes of making delightful memories (and possibly going viral). But you’re gonna want to forget about every other video of the dance you’ve ever seen, because an eight-year-old named William Ryan just sent hacked and slashed them all back underground.

According to Mashable, William, who did the dance in order to win a “luxury hamper” full of prizes from a vacation rental agency (Oh U.K., you just keep being quaint!), didn’t just impress the judges, he also impressed his own family, who say that the only thing that’s inspired the eight-year-old since he was diagnosed with autism when he was five are the music and moves of Michael Jackson.

From a Facebook comment by William’s mother (via Mashable):

“Three years ago, when William was five he was diagnosed with autism.

“He struggled to communicate, struggled academically in school and continues to struggle to socialise and make friends, but about 18 months ago his dad introduced him (via YouTube) to the wonders of Michael Jackson and he watched his videos for hours on end and learnt all his routines off by heart.”

Check out the video!

Webcam challenge winner!

And here it is…the winning entry in our half term webcam challenge! 8 yr old William Ryan with his brilliant rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller! Congratulations William, your hamper full of goodies will be ready to pick up tomorrow! Make sure you watch it with the sound on and feel free to share!

Posted by Aspects Holidays on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pretty impressive! And here’s a shot of William with his gigantic hamper, which includes lots of chocolate and — most excitingly — a gift certificate to a toy store.

Keep dancing, little dude!

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