Shop owner gifts piano to student after viral performance

After John Thomas Archer's impromptu performance of Journey's “Don’t Stop Believin’” at a Massachusetts thrift shop went viral, shop owner Mark Waters gave him the instrument.
2:08 | 07/23/20

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Finally tonight here, America strong. The young man who walked into an antique store and asked to play the piano. That was just the beginning. It all started with this moment, at re-mark-able cleanouts antique shop in Norwood, Massachusetts. this young man asked a worker if he could play the piano that was for sale. She said of course and then started filming. Journey's "Don't stop believin'." That worker said everyone in the store suddenly stopped. I just shot that short video and posted on our Facebook page as a feel-good story, and it just blew up. People wanted to buy it for him. And who was he and I didn't know who he was, because he was just gone. That community then helped track down that young piano man. 23-year-old architecture student John Capron. And the shop owner, mark waters, invited him back. Everybody was like, "Who is this man?" And I was like, "That's me." It out the piano man is self-taught and that owner had a surprise. See if you like this piano a little better. Giving him a $3,000 Steinway. How does it feel? It's amazing. The weight of the keys is perfect. I cannot turn that down. I definitely cannot turn that down. This would be the first piano I ever owned. To see him cry made me cry. I mean, I wish I could do this every day. Come on, we can do this again tomorrow. This is John playing his new piano. John legend's "All of me." And tonight here -- Hi David Muir. -- The shop owner on why he did it. To me, it's just a piano. To this gentleman, it was a new way of life. For him, somebody's going to refinish it for him. And that young piano man, John, grateful. Hi, David. Very shocking, and I'm just so happy that I actually made a difference and I'm glad that during this time that I can make people smile and I can make people happy. John and his music and his new piano. What a gift. Good night.th brighghvocals)

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