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This Airport Piano Player Received $60K In Tips After A Stranger Shared Videos Of Him On Instagram

Sometimes going viral comes with major benefits — especially for this airport piano player. According to CNN, Tonee “Valentine” Carter has been known to take visitors on a musical journey thanks to the sounds he provides on a piano at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The 66-year-old is used to capturing the attention of the travelers in the busy Atlanta airport, but this one traveler, in particular, was absolutely mesmerized by the musician. Carlos Whittaker is a motivational speaker who was traveling home to Tennesse on Wednesday morning after a speaking engagement was canceled. “I was super bummed that morning and had to reroute to Atlanta,” said Whittaker in an interview with CNN. “As I was walking through the concourse, I heard someone playing the piano, and I just had to walk by them. There was Tonee, going down and going to town and I knew I just had to stay there.” Staying there is what Whittaker did indeed as he sat at the piano bar in Concourse A for a little over...

Jul 26, 2021