Homeless man gets to play violin again after orchestra group replaces stolen instrument

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Homeless Man Gets To Play Violin Again After Orchestra Group Replaces Stolen Instrument

Music can be a passion for people regardless of their life circumstances.

Mark Landry of Montreal is a prime example; he is a homeless man who regularly played his violin in the city's metro transit system.

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But he tells the CBC that he woke up one morning to find the instrument missing and said to himself, "OK, I gotta go through the lower level of poverty, which is to live without my violin."

A resident then posted a message on his behalf on Facebook; the hope was that someone might have an extra one to give him.

Members of the Orchestre Métropolitain heard about the story and arranged to purchase a violin from a local store which offered it to them at a discounted price.

When Landry first saw the instrument coming his way, the first words he said were reportedly, "God bless you."

He then promised to begin playing it immediately.

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