Thursday 19 July 2018

‘Hi mum, hi dad, love ya!’ – How this woman with Down Syndrome who interrupted TV report has won the internet's heart

Georgia interrupts an Australian TV report. Photo: Facebook
Georgia interrupts an Australian TV report. Photo: Facebook

Meadhbh McGrath

A TV report inside a shopping centre ended with what the presenter described as one of the sweetest “video bombs” he’s had while filming.

Australian reporter Scott Van Der Linden was filming the 'Street Talk' segment inside the shopping centre when he noticed the camerawoman giggling.

“Is someone there?” he asked, and turned around to see Georgia, a young woman delighted to find herself on camera.

Georgia, who has Down Syndrome, began to clap and fix her hair as the presenter asks: “Do you want to say hello to the camera?”

The visibly thrilled young woman waves ecstatically and says: “Hello – hi mum, hi dad, love ya!”

The clip has been viewed more than 2m times on Facebook, and has picked up 45,000 likes.

While the reporter is used to people jumping in the frame or grabbing his microphone while filming, Mr Van Der Linden wrote on Facebook: “One of the nicest ‘video bombs’ I've had while filming Street Talk”.

In a comment, Georgia’s sister Kathryn wrote: “She's exactly the same at home. Always manages to make us laugh. Light of my life and best friend.”

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