Emotional Ted Williams Tells "Early Show" He's Reuniting with Mom for First Time in Years
Ted Williams, the 53-year-old homeless panhandler who was literally plucked from obscurity on the side of a highway, is now an Internet sensation. A reporter for a Columbus newspaper uploaded a video of Williams' gifted baritone voice to YouTube which went viral, garnering over 4 million views.
The New York Post quotes Williams as exclaiming on local radio station WNCI, "The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!"
And he cried as he told CBS "Early Show" co-anchors Erica Hill and Chris Wragge:
"I'm gonna be going to New York, hopefully this afternoon… I apologize. I'm getting a little emotional. I haven't seen my mom in a great deal of time. She doesn't believe (what's been happening to me). She's 92. She lives in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Brooklyn. ... One of my biggest prayers that I sent out was that she would live long enough for me to see me rebound or whatever, and I guess God kept her around and kept my pipes around to maybe just have one more shot that I would be able to say, 'Mom, I did do it before,' -- I might pass away before her or whatever, but my dad didn't get a chance to see this. But God is good."
Watch the emotional interview below: