Lee, who is autistic and blind, plans to buy grand pianos in every color with his winnings. "We knew there was something really special about him. And then as we kept working with him, he just kept blowing people's minds everywhere we went and we just—we knew. We knew we had to share him with the world," said his mother, Tina Lee, in an interview with E! News. AGT judge Gabrielle Union told E!: "Kodi, literally changed the world. For so many families who fight day in and day out for resources and opportunities to give all of our kids shots at winning in life. He's changed everything."