The twin brothers made famous on YouTube for the “First Time Hearing” reaction videos are thanking God for being able to buy a car.
According to Faithwire, Fred and Tim Williams gained fans after posting a video of themselves listening to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” for the first time.
“I never thought we’d get this big, but we’re doing this to show people that it's ok to listen to different types of music,” Tim said in an interview in August.
This week, Tim Williams posted a vlog update saying that he had been praying for a car for “forever.” He bought a Dodge Challenger.
“I thank God for the opportunity I have to get this car,” Williams said. “It’s only God willing I’m able to even get this car. I appreciate the fan-love support, but God always first for everything. I’ve been praying for this forever, like for real. It’s just a dream come true, man.”
The mother of the boys, Tiffany King-Richardson, said in an interview with The U.S. Sun that she is proud of her sons. King-Richardson said she struggled with drug addiction and spent two years in prison.
“The boys were nine when I went to prison and 11 when I came out,” she said.
Today, she is an addiction recovery coach and mentor.
She said when her son Tim wanted to drop out of college to produce YouTube videos, she was doubtful.
“I said to him: ‘How are you going to earn a living doing that? That’s something you do on the side, for fun,’” she said. “But he was absolutely determined.”
She said Tim also worked at a local clinic while he worked on his YouTube videos.
Their videos have since gained a loyal following as the twin brothers listen to a range of musical artists from Frank Sinatra to Dolly Parton.
“We’re black and we’re supposed to listen to rap and that’s it. We want to change that. Music is for everyone and there ain’t no color to it,” Tim said.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.