Yodeling Walmart boy, who became an Internet sensation, got unexpected news from Ellen
The 11-year-old did not expect his wish to be fulfilled this quickly.
When Mason Ramsey sang a few of his favorite Hank Wiliams songs while sitting in a shopping cart at a Walmart store, he did not expect it to make him famous.
However, a video of his casual performance went viral on the internet and caught the eyes of the popular American talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.
The 11-year-old earned the nickname ‘the yodeling Walmart boy’ owing to his sweet voice and his yodeling skills.
The child had been singing at the mall for a few years, but his recognition was limited to a small local following. The viral video gave him his big break, as he was invited as one of the guests on the DeGeneres’ show.
The full video of the boy yodeling in Walmart. This kid is a legend 😭 https://t.co/djhK55dqLF— Ryan Butler (@itsRyanButler) March 31, 2018
The excited host chatted up with him for a while, on topic ranging from sparkling water to the experience of traveling by air for the first time.
DeGeneres also asked Ramsey about his dream as a singer and musician, to which he responded that he would love to perform at the Grand Ole Opry someday.
Ramsey was then asked to give the audience a glimpse of his talent. He put on his trademark hat, strapped on his guitar, and enthralled the viewers with a breath-taking performance.
The host joined Ramsey back on stage amid a roar of applause and gave him the biggest surprise.
DeGeneres told him that she tried contacting her friends and acquaintances to tell them about his ambition to sing at the Opry.
She then casually added that she had booked him a spot to perform there in the next few days. Ramsey gasped in shock as he heard DeGeneres’ words and the audience’s applause.
Tears of joy came trickling down his cheeks, as he thanked the woman who had made it easy for his dream to come true.