EDMONTON, Alberta — A homeless man in Canada has become a star online after a passerby recorded him playing beautiful music on a public piano.
According to CBC News, the man is 43-year-old Ryan Arcand. He told CBC News that he actually wrote the song.
It was recorded by Roslyn Polard, and has gotten more than 3 million views on YouTube.
Arcand said he was put into foster care as a young child, and it was in one of his foster homes where he first played the piano.
He’s been homeless most of his life and is consumed by addiction.
He didn’t realize the video went viral until he was contacted by CBC News for their story.