The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s something good is quite grand.
Jude Kofie is the 11-year-old child of immigrants from Ghana. He is autistic and not long ago accidentally revealed he has a near miraculous talent. He found an old keyboard in the basement of their house and just started playing it expertly, no lessons or instructions of any kind. Bill Magnusson, a piano tuner, saw Jude on TV and says Jude is a Mozart level genius and that Jude’s abilities come from “somewhere beyond”.
When Bill saw that Jude’s parents are raising four children and sending money home to family in Ghana, he decided to help Jude’s musical education. He dipped into the inheritance left to him by his father and he bought a $15,000 grand piano for the prodigy. Bill is also providing piano lessons and has promised to tune the piano once a month for the rest of his life.
“We’re family now,” Bill says.
“Who does that,” Isaiah Kofie, Jude’s dad, wonders. “Somebody to just love your son like that, by making sure his future is secure. We are super thankful.”
To see a need and help a child reach for the stars is more than good – it is the best use of our brief time on this planet.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!