Saturday, August 8, 2020

He was just tickling the ivories

John Capron, 23, is a student at Boston College. Recently he was browsing at ReMARKable Cleanouts antique store in Norwood, Massachusetts, when he found an old $200 Whitney piano for sale. With permission, John sat down to play a heartfelt rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. Delighted customers came together to listen, and a sales associate videoed the impromptu sing-along and posted it on the store's Facebook page.

Soon, national news outlets began searching for the identity of the piano player. After John identified himself, store owner Mark Waters offered to give him the old Whitney piano for free. But then he changed his mind. Instead, he decided to surprise John by giving him a $3,000 Steinway that had been sitting in the back of the store. When Waters unveiled the surprise gift, John burst into tears. He says the Steinway will be the first piano he has ever owned, and now he's searching for helpers to get it into his fourth-floor apartment in Mattapan.

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