Hollywood superstar Channing Tatum appeared in the very first episode of new web show “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann” — a YouTube series hosted by 21-year-old Fleischmann, who was diagnosed with autism as a child and is unable to speak.
The young woman gained popularity when her incredible "20/20" story, giving insight to how she processed the world, went viral in 2012. The success of the video also brought some well-deserved attention to her book “Carly’s Voice” and turned Flieschmann into an inspiration for autistic people all over the world.
“I would like to introduce you to my first guest ever! He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many, and soon he will dump his wife to be with me,” the host (and an avid Tatutm fan) said with a help of a communication device. “I welcome Channing Tatum.”
While the “Magic Mike” star was gracious and looked pleased to be there, Flieschmann’s quick jokes and witty one-liners soon had him in stitches.
She also got Tatum to open up on a variety of topics, including marriage, his greatest fears, his childhood and whether he would date a 21-year-old girl with autism.
“Speechless with Carly Fleischmann” is the first non-verbal talk show, according to AutismAwareness.com, and while it is too soon to predict if the following installments would be as entertaining and heart meltingly adorable as this one, it is still an inspiration way to those using alternative methods of communication.