If you could make a stranger’s dream come true just by opening your wallet, would you? For one kind man in Grand Junction, Colorado, the answer is yes!
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For several years, a teenager named Fallon visited the J.B. Hart Music Company and asked to play one particular guitar. The striking blue electric instrument is called a Dean Dimebag Darrell ML, so-named after Dimebag Darrell, the guitarist for the heavy metal band Pantera.
Fallon lives with a developmental disorder called Williams syndrome. He has some intellectual and learning disabilities, but one thing he knows a lot about is music, especially guitars. He struck up a friendship with the people who work in the shop, and every time he popped in, he would ask to play “the Pantera guitar.”
Shop employees wrote on Facebook that Fallon’s “dream was to own his own guitar,” and one special customer decided to make that happen for him.
“Eight months ago, when he was in the store playing it, another customer took notice of Fallon,” they wrote. “It moved this customer so much he returned to the store later, purchased the guitar, and asked us to give the guitar to Fallon anonymously the next time we saw him.”
Unfortunately, the shopkeepers didn’t know that Fallon and his family had just moved from Colorado to Texas. They held the guitar in the store for eight long months before Fallon returned one day. When they presented him with the stranger’s amazing gift, Fallon and his family were overjoyed!
“Today, his family came in the store, and we learned they had moved to Texas and returned this week for a visit,” the shop explained. “It was a wonderful experience to gift Fallon his dream guitar as a gift from a kind stranger. His mom burst into tears, and Fallon beamed with excitement. It was a special moment. There are still good people in this world.”
This guitar retails for $849. What a generous gift! We hope Fallon’s benefactor sees this story and gives himself a huge pat on the back for making a teen’s dream come true. Rock on, Fallon!
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