The result, which feels like a real life remake of The Soloist, was this video in which Williams demonstrated his vocal skills and described how he fell on hard times.
It has since gone viral on YouTube and been picked up by mainstream media outlets.
A thread on Reddit has the latest details on the story:
- An anonymous listener of a radio morning talk show in Columbus offered $15,000 to hire this man for the show
- It was shot by Doral Chenoweth, a photographer/videographer for The Columbus Dispatch.
- DJs from a local radio station featured the sound-byte from this video on their show yesterday and may have Ted on the show tomorrow.
So, a homeless guy down on his luck may find redemption thanks to the good will of people on the web.
Someone has got to snap up the rights and make this into a feel-good movie, right?
Here is his appearance on the Dave and Jimmy morning radio show on WNCI in Columbus: