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Homeless piano prodigy goes viral

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CNN–He plays a haunting melody, keys tinkling with a song that speaks to the soul.

But the Canadian man is homeless; his instrument, a street piano for public use. A video recording of his playing has gone viral, with more than 2 million hits on YouTube.

Toward the end of the video, he turns to someone off camera–likely the person recording it, Roslyn Polard–and mutters something.

“You wrote that?” she asks, and he nods. “That’s fantastic,” she replies.

The video of him, posted by a passerby, has gone viral on YouTube–but who’s the man behind the piano with the heartbreaking tune? Reporter Briar Stewart set out to find answers.

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