WATCH: 77-year-old singer’s impromptu performance at Goodwill goes viral
HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX/Gray News) - An impromptu concert at an Ohio Goodwill featuring an elderly singer has gone viral.
Diana Garvin travels to nursing homes to sing to residents. Recently, her karaoke machine broke, so she went looking for a new one.
That’s when the 77-year-old ended up at the Goodwill in Hamilton on Aug. 8.
She reportedly found a karaoke machine on the shelf and wasted no time picking up the mic, entertaining customers like John Schuerfranz.
Schuerfranz told WXIX he got his phone out and started recording Garvin’s musical performance.
“All of a sudden, I heard this angel singing over in electronics, and I thought, ‘Well, I got to go over and see what this is,’” Schuerfranz said. “Sure enough, she was over there with her karaoke machine and singing ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands.’ I thought, ‘I got to share this with the world.’”
The video currently has more than 34,000 views on Facebook.
“I just love music,” Garvin said. “I don’t do it perfectly. I just love music and I love people. I have my own special way of talking to people.”
Garvin said she was going to buy the karaoke machine, but someone beat her to it.
“Another customer purchased it and gave it to Garvin free of charge,” said Michael Flannery, with the Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.
Garvin said she would now be able to entertain her nursing home friends on karaoke night once again.
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