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Antique Store Owner Gifts Piano to Customer Who Wowed Playing ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’

[July 21, 2020: People Magazine]

The old piano sitting for sale in Mark Waters’ Massachusetts antique shop is typically off limits for customers.

But when John Thomas Archer came upon it earlier this month and asked to play, he was given the go-ahead, and proceeded to wow his fellow customers at ReMARKable Cleanouts in Norwood with a rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.

Now, Waters has reconnected with the pianist and is in the process of giving Archer a Steinway model as a gift.

“I’m a helper. A giver. I like to give. When I give to you and you smile, that makes me feel good. If you can make somebody else happy, bring a little joy in their heart,” Waters, who’s owned the store for a decade, told WBZ. “That’s what life’s about.”

The feel-good story began on July 11, when the antique shop shared video to social media of Archer playing the piano as a crowd gathered around him to watch in amazement..... MORE


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