VIA| Every day for years Donald Gould, 51, would sit down at a public piano in Sarasota, Florida and share his musical gift with the community. But one day an adoring fan passed by and shot a video of the piano man playing.
And their one simple act would transform this homeless vets life forever…
Since that video went on YouTube, Gould has become a viral video star receiving more than 1,000,000 views. It’s because Donald is that good of a player.
Donald had a difficult life. As a former Marine, Gould’s life has been rife with struggles. His wife died in 1998 and his son was taken away shortly after when the man fell into drug abuse.
He’s now been living on the streets of Sarasota for seven years with little hope of turning his life around.
But recently a group of total strangers have decided to give Donald a makeover and help him get his life back on track. Along with a brand-new wardrobe, this is Donald’s first haircut and shave in 18 months.
When I saw how Donald reacted to the kind act, tears of pride welled up in my eyes.
But his fortune has even gotten better. Now Donald has received a paying gig as a piano player at a local restaurant!
Donald always wanted to develop his career in teaching music but since he lost touch with his estranged son, his heart yearns to be reunited.
“There’s not a day that’s gone by since they took him from me that I haven’t thought about him. He turned 18 last August 24,” he says. “I wish he would come and find me.”
Perhaps, Gould’s change of fortune will help him reunite with his long lost son.
What do you think about this man’s transformation?