05:03 GMT21 October 2020
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    Just like many other little kids, a boy named Parth in India has always wanted to fly through the clouds. His dream came true, when he reached the airport in the Indian city of Surat to board a plane to Bengaluru, but little did he know that a special surprise awaited him at the Surat airport.

    A group of crew members from the Indian airline IndiGo musically greeted a boy with muscular dystrophy (MD) at Surat airport in Gujarat state by signing and dancing.

    Since he was very young, Parth has been battling MD, which leads to increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. There are different forms of MD, and while some patients live a normal life span with the disability, others succumb to the pain earlier in their lives.

    Video clips of the IndiGo crew members dancing to the famous song “Mukabala” while welcoming Parth aboard his first flight have gone viral on social media. The boy can be seen smiling shyly through his face shield while being grandly escorted by airport staffers playing the guitar and singing songs.

    ​The videos have garnered overwhelming responses from netizens, who commended IndiGo for its “wonderful gesture”.

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