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Homeless Man Redeemed by the Power of the Internet

I’ll keep this short because it’s all over the internet at this point. But I have to post about it, because this stuff gets me all choked up.

Not too long ago, a video of this homeless man with a golden, perfect-for-radio voice went viral on the internet:

Before long, Williams was being profiled by dozens of outlets, including the Columbus Dispatch. Here’s a video of Williams chatting with the CBS Early Show:

In a fitting conclusion for such a story, Williams has been offered jobs by the, ESPN, MTV, and Cleveland Cavaliers. NFL Films has also reached out to see if he’d be interested in doing voicevoer work.

The lesson here? Some people are just born with it. Right? Is that the lesson? Whatever. A down-on-his-luck guy won the media lottery, and we are all edified as a result. That’s all that’s important.

[Update: Here’s a [bad] explanation as to why the video is no longer available.]