Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Paying it forward…

Earlier this month John Capron, a 23 year old college student from Boston, was casually browsing a thrift shop named Remarkable Cleanouts in Norwood, Massachusetts . 

When he saw a Whitney piano on sale for $200 he asked permission to try it out. Permission was granted and John, a self-taught pianist, sat down and treated the customers to an impromptu performance of Journey's rock hit “Don't Stop Believing”. The audience loved it and when word reached the owner of the store, Mark Waters, he wanted to thank John for creating such an interest in his store but John was long gone by them.

Mr. Waters finally tracked him down and told him that the piano was his for free if he'd just come in and pick it up. John was excited of course, but he had no idea what was really in store for him. 

Imagine the shock for John when the incredible store owner Mark Waters told him he'd decided to up the ante. Instead of the $200 Whitney piano Mark gave John a Steinway and Sons piano valued at $3,000 ! As Waters said “to see him cry made me cry. God bless America. I wish I could do this every day".


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

The feel good story of the year maybe.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

We so need these stories now. Thank you for sharing!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

We need more of this type of story. When we see pure, giving hearts, it makes our own swell with the warmth. What a man. My thanks to him and you.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Regina M. said...

Thanks for sharing this today. Something uplifting is delicious because the negativity we have to contend with on a daily basis is so draining. Thank you. Thank you.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

From my friend Jan:

Beautiful story! Reminds me that there ARE good people out there.
Thanks for brightening my day!

9:26 AM  

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