This Homeless Man Sat Down At A Piano And Stunned The Crowd With His Beautiful Performance!
It's a sad fact that most of the time, when we pass homeless people, we see them as useless non-contributors that need to be locked up or shuffled out of sight. We talk about homelessness all too often without actually putting a face to it. We don't know the personal struggles and decisions of the homeless in our community. What we know is that they're homeless, and that's about all you can find out without asking.
A recent viral video of a homeless man in Sarasota, Florida, playing the piano has received millions of views and may be changing the world's view on homelessness a bit.
Speaking to local ABC media, Donald Gould said that he was really just trying to “make a couple dollars and get tips, I didn’t expect it to jump out to this.”
“I might not do the whole song complete as it was recorded originally, but I know enough to touch people out here -‘cause I’ve touched a lot of people, apparently,” Gould told reporters.
Gould would go on to reveal that after his wife passed away, he turned to substance abuse to cope, lost his job, and became jobless. Now that his story has gone viral, job offers are coming in for him. With any luck, Gould will be back on track in no time at all.