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A homeless man with a “golden voice” was offered a job with a local radio station in Columbus, Ohio after a viral video garnered over 4 million hits on YouTube in 2 days.
Ted Williams was soliciting money by the side of Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio, when a reporter from the Columbus Dispatch spotted his sign advertising his “god given gift” of a golden voice.
The reporter uploaded a video he made on his cell phone of Wiliams speaking, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Let’s hope Mr. Williams doesn’t end up back on the side of the highway when the pressures of fame overwhelms him.
According to ESPN.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers reached out to Mr. Williams today to offer him a position at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Watch the amazing video after the break!
UPDATE-2: To all those who have been writing me (as one of Ted’s only means of contact), I have learned that the radio station interviewing him tomorrow (1-5-11) a.m. is going to make him a formal offer. Whether true or not, we’ll see.
Hope it works out well for him. That was the whole point of me posting this video. I cannot thank enough everyone who was willing to do their part in offering Ted their helping hand.
Whoever lands him is certainly getting much more than a memorable personality; they’re getting a great human being as part of their team.
My best to all.
UPDATE-FINAL: Well everyone. You can give yourselves and Ted a high-five. He’s being given offers hand-over-fist over the air. He’ll be set for life.
My request to all. Whenever you run across a story such as this, don’t assume it’ll take a life of its own, on its own. It won’t. It can’t. There are too many other stories that drown out the one before it.
You need to spend time to get that story and its word out to many. If you care, you’ll do it.
Keep the faith, pay forward and always lend a hand; even if you’re the one who needs it.
God bless Mr. Williams. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him for sometime to come.