Young violinist who beat cancer gets Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

Must See 13/06/2019

Careful, this video may make you tear up - but the happy kind of tears!

America's Got Talent always finds amazing, talented people with equally amazing stories, and Tyler Butler-Figueroa's performance was so good, it got the Golden Buzzer choice from Simon Cowell.

The 11 year-old cancer survivor shared how he took up playing the violin to help deal with the kids who bullied him after he lost his hair due to chemotherapy. 

"When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff," he said. "I just didn't want to be the kid with cancer. So now I'm the kid who plays the violin." 

He then performed Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," and as he finished his song, you could see in Simon's eyes how he was impressed.

"I can tell you one thing--most people are bullied because they're better than the people who bully them. And I think you have such an amazing talent, such a personality, and I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies."

We can't wait to see what this talented kid does next!