Some songs have a funny way of catching your ear.
Maybe you heard someone whistling a melody in passing — and it bounced around your head all day long.
But when Larry Calloway sings, it goes straight to the heart. And sometimes, it can stay there for a lifetime.
As a bus driver at Georgetown University for the last 50 years, Calloway is still belting out tune after tune on his daily circuit.
“I just want to put a smile on somebody’s face,” he says in this video produced by Unsung Heroes. And it turns out his music didn’t fall on deaf ears. Or hearts.
Students at the school in Washington, D.C. decided to show their appreciation for the singing bus driver by inviting him to perform at the university’s annual spring concert.
Calloway got to perform all of his favorite songs in front of hundreds of students.
There’s little doubt that music can lift our spirits — sometimes, even millions of spirits at once.
There’s also plenty of evidence that it’s actually good for our health.
Although Calloway has been uplifting the sometimes-dreary days of passengers for years, this surprise concert put an extra spring in his step. You see, he’d recently survived a bout with cancer.
It all added up to a stunning performance. After all, he’d been warming up for the last 50 years.
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