Homeless Man Sat Down At A Piano. When He Started To Play, It Brought Tears To My Eyes!
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Donald Gould is a 51-year-old homeless man living on the streets of Florida, but things weren’t always this way.
Gould is a former U.S. Marine Corps member. He studied music education in Michigan. But in 1998, tragedy changed his life forever.
That year, Gould’s wife died suddenly. He became depressed and turned to drugs and alcohol, resulting in a severe addiction problem. Soon, he would lose custody of his three-year-old son.
For years, Gould has roamed the streets of Sarasota, Florida, directionless and broke.
Until one day this summer when Gould happened to come across a community piano in the city’s downtown district. Gould sat and he began to play. Watch the incredible video.
What happened next is anything short of a miracle. After the video of him playing began to go viral, Gould became an overnight sensation. A GoFundMe page was established that quickly raised more than $40,000 to help get Gould off the streets of Sarasota. Michigan’s Spring Arbor University, where Gould had completed all but a few credits toward his degree in music, offered him a full scholarship. He’s entered rehab where he plans to clean up his act for good. And best of all, Gould has finally reconnected with his son.
“I’m living the dream right now,” Gould told ABC’s WWSB in Sarasota.
It just goes to show, that hope is always right around the corner.