Ted Williams, the homeless, golden-voiced man: Heartwarming tale of the day
When The Post's Gene Weingarten, on a whim, asked a world famous musician to play the violin to passersby in the D.C. Metro, odds were on people stopping in their tracks when they heard the sublime musical experience most people would have to pay at least $100 a seat to witness.
But when Joshua Bell entered L'Enfant Plaza on a morning in 2007 and struck up his $3.5 million Stradivari violin, almost no one noticed.
If we can't take the time out of our lives to stay a moment and listen to one of the best musicians on Earth play some of the best music ever written; if the surge of modern life so overpowers us that we are deaf and blind to something like that -- then what else are we missing?
It seems a lot, but the Internet is helping to change that, at least for one man.
Last week, Ted Williams, a recovering drug addict and a homeless man, stood on the side of the road with a sign offering up his "golden voice." Two days ago, a reporter at the Columbus Dispatch filmed the man and uploaded a video about him onto YouTube. Today, the video has gone viral and job offers are pouring in for Williams. It's being reported by the Associated Press he'll likely wind up working with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But he's also got plenty of other offers to mull over:
NFL Films is looking to contact the homeless voice Ted Williams for a potential job offer (via @NFLprguy)
Read the full story of Ted Williams at the Columbus Dispatch here.
Here's his visit to the CBS Early Show:
| January 5, 2011; 10:45 AM ET
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