The Hootie frontman's mid-song entrance, which riled the auditorium full of Frankie faithful, to Rucker's ballad on growing older, "While I Still Got the Time," set up a special duet with Antonelli, a 16-year old with Down Syndrome, for the song's final verse.
After the performance, Antonelli's mother Debbie, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, took to Twitter in testament to her son's indomitable spirit, "Can't count how many people told us Frankie can't/won't because he has Down Syndrome. WRONG! He can and will."
A video shot by Frankie's mother, originally posted by the Post and Courier, has since been burning up the #chs interwebs.