Stranger buys boy a keyboard

2012-06-25 11:15
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Durban - A 16-year-old Umlazi boy couldn’t believe his luck when a stranger heard him play on a keyboard in a music store and offered to buy it for him.

Shop assistant Michael Lieveaux said the man, a Gauteng businessman in his late 40s, didn’t want to leave his name. He heard the boy play and told him not to stop, reported the Sunday Tribune.

He then apparently told the boy to play on other keyboards and choose the one he liked.

Mpumelelo Khumalo then chose the R13 000 Yamaha DGX-6400.

Khumalo said he had come to the Pavilion Shopping Centre to do some shopping but was drawn to the music store, just playing around on the keyboards.

“When the assistant told me that the man was going to buy it for me I was shocked. I was so thankful I started crying. I could only dream of having such an awesome keyboard,” said an overjoyed Khumalo.

The shop assistant said it was the second time the businessman had bought a keyboard for a boy in his store. The last time, two years ago, the businessman was also impressed by a youngster’s piano playing skills and wouldn’t leave his name or details.

Khumalo, who is a pupil at Amanzimtoti High School, says he plans to pursue music after school.

His older sister Buyi, 20, said this was the happiest day of her brother’s life. “He hasn’t stopped smiling since," she told the Tribune.
 
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