Mark Waters isn’t in the business of giving things away for free, but to him, joy is just as valuable as money — if not more so.
He owns ReMARKable Cleanouts in Norwood, Massachusetts, a thrift store that offers everything from furniture to guitars. Many of his customers particularly enjoy spending hours trying out the instruments inside. That said, Mark has never seen anyone as talented as the mysterious “piano man” who left everyone in awe!
Over the weekend, a stranger walked in and asked if he could play a piano that was for sale. When Mark said yes, he didn’t expect something unforgettable to happen!
“He started playing and the place lit up!” Mark said.
Not only that, but the man’s epic performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin,'” left everyone captivated.
Afterward, Mark decided to give the stranger the piano for free! He couldn’t think of a better person to have it. But the man left before Mark could get his name.
That’s when Mark turned to the public for help. CBS Boston wrote an article about the awesome moment and asked for everyone’s help in finding the gifted musician.
Just a day later, they found him! Meet John Capron, a 23-year-old from Mattapan — who is now the proud owner of a Steinway piano!
When the story first caught John’s attention, he thought he was in trouble, but he quickly realized that couldn’t be further from the truth!
“I’m so happy I saw this,” he said later. “It’s made my day brighter. As long as people still feel the joy out of my music I’m happy.”
As for Mark, he believes John paid for his generous gift by spreading smiles to so many people! “If you can make somebody else happy, bring a little joy in their heart — that’s what life’s about, brother. Peace be with you,” he explained.
Talk about a happy ending! Mark’s kindness is just as amazing as John’s musical talent. Enjoy the piano, John! You definitely earned it!
See his reaction to Mark’s gift in the video below, and share this story to help the piano man dazzle your friends.
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