Piano Prodigy With Autism Goes Viral After Receiving $15,000 Gift
When eleven-year-old Jude Kofie sat down at an old keyboard in his Aurora, Colorado home, his dad never could’ve guessed what would happen next.
Despite having no formal piano training, Jude, who has autism, started playing the keyboard at a near-expert level!
According to CBS Sunday Morning, some even referred to his natural talent as “Mozart level.”
Denver 7 ended up sharing about his uncanny talent in a now-viral story that caught the attention of a very kind man in a neighboring county. That man ended up donating Jude an extremely generous gift: a $15,000 grand piano!
According to the outlet, Jude’s family immigrated to the U.S. from Ghana and they’re working to support 4 kids while also sending money back to Ghana. At the end of the day, resources to support Jude’s talent development are slim.
That’s something the generous stranger, later identified as Bill Magnusson, realized. He knew if someone didn’t step up to help Jude, the young boy wouldn’t be able to really develop his musical talent.
$15,000 is no small gift to share with even a close friend, so it’s even more special to get that from a stranger.
Check out the video below, courtesy of CBS Sunday Morning:
If you’d like to keep up with Jude and hear more of his music, you can check out his official YouTube channel here!Whizzco