Homeless Ted Williams Becomes Internet Sensation

January 5, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment, Lifestyle
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Behold the story of a homeless man, Ted Williams, becoming an overnight Internet sensation!

It’s nice when the Internet is used for the good of mankind, and not just Farmville.

A homeless man panhandling on a freeway exit off I-71 in Ohio become an instant Internet sensation after a man in a passing car stopped and videotaped him, capturing his silver tongue radio announcer voice, and then putting this remarkable video online for the world see. Now, he’s fielding multiple job offers, jet setting off to New York, and appearing on national morning shows.

See the amazing and heartwarming video of Ted Williams below!

His name is Ted Williams, and he’s an ex-radio announcer who fell on hard times.

“I have a god given gift of voice. I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you and God bless. Happy holidays,” reads Williams’ roadside sign for help.

After this amazing video went viral, Ted Williams was approached by more than a few morning shows for appearances.

According Yahoo.com:

Reddit reported that Ted was tracked down by Columbus area radio show the Morning Zoo and appeared on this morning’s program, and even found time for an interview with CBS’ “The Early Show.

Now, he’s flying off to New York to visit his 92-year-old mother who lives in Brooklyn. What a way to start the year. The world needs happy stories like this.

Good luck, Ted!

What others are saying about Ted Williams on Twitter:

@LifeWay_John The reporter that filmed Ted Williams changed his life. What will you do next time you see a homeless person?

@mathewi I would like someone to check in on golden-voiced homeless guy Ted Williams in a year and let us know how he is doing

@ PrincessPopa I’m so obsessed w/ Ted Williams! it’s fantastic 2 c people so generous & offerin him job opportunities :) what a fantastic person!

@askjillian: I am so routing for Ted Williams. Homeless man turns it around. So cool that he loves Howard Stern!!

And check this one out…
@CBSNews Please RT: Tune in to @TheEarlyShowon Fri 7amET for Ted Williams‘ reunion with Mom: http://ht.ly/3zDLz


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  1. Great story, but it is unfortunate that Ted Williams had to fall this low to get (re)discovered.

  2. This has got to be one of the best articles I have ever read. It seems our news is filled with death,depression, and endless debris.Once, in a million comes a story filled with hope, happiness and healing!This has made me feel good about life, about dreams, and about changing for the better, when what we usually see is moral decay and deterioration. Mr. Ted Williams, I personally would like to congratulate you for the tremendous turn-around in your life It is a true inspiration to myself. I wish you only God’s best. You have found Him and this is by far the most wonderful part of your testimony. God has given you this gift. Use it to His honor and glory each day. You are undoubtedly a remarkable man. You will be in my prayers.You have truly touched my life and heart.

  3. Way to go Ted! We’re crossing our fingers for you!

  4. It’s a wonder how people change. Very happy for Ted Williams.


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