An ordinary day busking in downtown Lawrence, Kansas became anything but for local musician Tyler Gregory when he was unexpectedly approached by an 8-year-old blind-autistic boy named Jacob.

On his blog, Gregory writes:

I felt so much energy coming off of him I was completely overwhelmed. His hand on my leg was very powerful and about brought me to tears while playing. Not because he is blind or autistic.. but because of a connection I have never felt and one that is impossible to explain. A feeling that came from my toes all the way up my body and surrounded me. I can't begin to explain it.

He says the experience left him with a "very big smile," and he hopes to someday "share and play more music together with Jacob."