A piano player inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport made $60,000 worth of tips — for a vital medical treatment — thanks to a social media influencer and his followers.
Plus, a teenager thought it’d be cute to AirDrop pictures of a gun — to passengers on his flight. Guess how that went over?
Those are some of the day’s travel stories I thought you, too, may find interesting.
The ATL Piano Man?
I’m curious how many of our readers are familiar with this piano player. Especially those who regularly fly through Atlanta.
11 Alive’s Meredith Sheldon has the story of Tonee Valentine — a man who’s played piano inside the Atlanta airport for over a decade.
Author, recording artist, and social media influencer Carlos Whittaker said he was en route to the Delta Sky Club — when he heard Mr. Valentine tickling the ivories.
Turns out, Mr. Valentine is undergoing kidney dialysis. And Mr. Whittaker encouraged his social media followers to throw a couple of bucks in Mr. Valentine’s tip jar.
That was fun. https://t.co/A9Y1p3ZeCI
— Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) July 22, 2021
That turned into $60,000 — which Mr. Valentine says he’ll pay forward.
Watch the story below.
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