Ted Williams, a Columbus homeless man who used to be a radio DJ, has gotten a job and house courtesy of the Cleveland Cavaliers after a video clip of him went viral.
Ted Williams, a homeless man in Columbus, Ohio, used to be a radio DJ before drugs and alcohol took a heavy toll on his life. He’d managed to clean up his act, but he still wasn’t able to find employment. Until just the other day, he was one of the many homeless people who’d stand by the side of the road asking for change. He held up a sign to say he had a “Golden Radio Voice.”
One day, a passerby decided to find out if Williams’ brags about his voice were true. He filmed a video of Williams showing off his DJing skills—sure enough, Williams’ voice was as rich and booming as he’d promised. The filmmaker uploaded the clip to YouTube, where it went viral within a matter of hours.
It didn’t take long for others to take an interest in the homeless man with the radio voice. The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team has just called Williams to offer him an announcer job—with a house to go along with it. His golden voice has proved to be his golden ticket to escape life on the streets.
Williams couldn’t be more thrilled about the sudden turn of events. “I’ve been out there about a year; I just didn’t know anything like this would ever happen,” he told a local radio station, WNCI. “I’m just so happy.”
Check out Williams’ amazing voice in the video clip below.
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