May Abboud Melki displayed perfect poise after a recent massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, killed at least 160 people and left as many as 300,000 homeless. Just hours after the blast, as her family was cleaning up the remains of her apartment, where all the windows were shattered, she sat down at her piano and played "Auld Lang Syne."
Her granddaughter, May-Lee Melki, posted the video on Instagram. She described the moment as "beauty from ashes" and said her grandmother is "pushing through her pain." The video went viral around the world, reminding everyone that music has a healing influence.