A homeless man who stunned people with his incredible voice for radio on YouTube has been offered a job.
The job offer came yesterday from the NBA basketball team the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were attracted by Ted Williams’s made-for-radio voice.
Ted William’s YouTube video was shot by a reporter who had seen Williams on the side of the road using his voice to collect money from passersby, and has been viewed six million times since being posted three days ago.
In the video, Williams said he was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and went to school at one point with an eye toward getting into radio. He said he became involved with drugs and alcohol, but has been clean for the past two years.
With his deep, refined voice, Williams is now being pursued by media for his talent.
He and his compelling tale became an online sensation after The Columbus Dispatch posted a clip of Williams demonstrating his voice-over skills by the side of the road.
“This has been totally, totally amazing,” an emotional Williams said.
“I’m just so thankful. God has blessed me so deeply. I’m getting a second chance. Amazing.”
Williams has been snapped up by The Cavaliers, scoring a two-year contract that includes announcing at their arena. His living expenses paid will also be paid for.
“I can’t believe what’s going on,” said Williams, a father of nine, adding he feels like Susan Boyle, the Scottish singing sensation who became an overnight star. “God gave me a million-dollar voice, and I just hope I can do right by him.”
Isn’t it nice to hear a story that has ended well, this homeless man Ted Williams must really be over the moon, and to think it all started because Ted decided to write a sign and stand on the side of the road, and a reporter just happened to be passing by, what are the odds of that happening? It just seemed to all fall into place and like a lot of people I’m assuming, I am so happy for Ted, and I wish him all the best in the future.