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A homeless man in Sarasota, Florida wowed the world with his incredibly piano playing recently – so much so that he may have earned a job.
A video taken by one passerby has gone wildly viral after shocking people with his amazing musical talents. Aurore Henry, took notice of the bearded man as he sat at the piano effortlessly playing a beautiful rendition of Styx’s “Come Sail Away.” She was so impressed with his skills that she uploaded the video of his sidewalk serenade to her Facebook page, writing: “This homeless man now has the opportunity to be something other than ‘just a nuisance’ to all the people downtown. Just took my breath away. Wow.”
It’s since been seen by millions on Facebook and YouTube. You can watch here:
The 34-year-old told ABC News, “We went outside to chat and we saw him playing and it was so phenomenal that I got my phone out to start recording it. Obviously I had no idea this would become such a thing. I put it on Facebook and I saw a few people share it right away.”
A local restaurant named Surf Shack has reported offered to give the man, Donald Gould, an audition to play in their piano bar.
The restaurant’s owner, Steve Bishop, said, “Yeah it is true. We’re looking to arrange it. We call it a New York-style piano bar. It’s got a balcony that seats about 50 and a nightclub inside. We do live piano music just about every night. We’ve been doing auditions for local people and we heard about this gentleman and we’re trying to arrange it. We’re in the early phases here but we are trying to do our homework to touch base with him. Hopefully we’re able to work this out and do some good for him.”
You can find out more about his story in an article on Yahoo here.