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Thread started 05/28/16 7:50am

soladeo1

Learned about an act of secret kindness Prince did in the late 80s...

So at a party in Austin last night I talked to a guy who worked at a home for blind children in Houston called The Lighthouse in the late 80s.

The guy I was talking to was asked to stand near the back of the main meeting room and open the door after hearing a knock - a knock that was to happen sometime in the mid morning.

Eventually he heard a knock and as he opened the door two huge men greeted him. As he stepped aside for them behind them Prince emerged holding a "blue acoustic guitar". Prince shook the guy's hand and then proceeded to play "four or five songs" solo for the blind children to their delight.

The guy at the party - not a huge fan or anything - was totally moved by the musician's humility and kindness with the kids, many of whom he hugged and kidded with "like a joshing big brother".

Then, after about an hour, Prince and the two bodyguards left.

The staff of the center were sworn to not ever comment on the visit with the press.
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Reply #1 posted 05/28/16 8:41am

Xibalba

B E A U T I F U L yes

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Reply #2 posted 05/28/16 8:58am

ufoclub

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Thanks for posting!

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Reply #3 posted 05/28/16 9:01am

PURPLEIZED3121

these stories of his many acts of kindness just keep mounting up..truly what a beautiful heart he had.

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Reply #4 posted 05/28/16 9:56am

MissMarySharon

Beautiful story about a beautiful man, thanks for sharing it.
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Reply #5 posted 05/28/16 3:45pm

ufoclub

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Is there a collection of these kind of accounts?

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Reply #6 posted 05/28/16 4:42pm

mightycow

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heartwarming, thanks for posting this

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Reply #7 posted 05/28/16 5:01pm

Marrk

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Cool. The fact he had two bodyguards for something like that made me laugh. Prince could mess with blind kids by standing real still and being quiet. They'd probably track him down by his flowery scent though. Poke him in his eye by accident or something. smile

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #8 posted 05/29/16 4:30pm

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Beautiful act.

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Reply #9 posted 05/29/16 7:10pm

redpumps

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I love Prince more then I ever... did.... now these stories touch my inner (heart) and being...

I hear the song hero....by Mariah Carey....while reading this...

And makes me think of a song I ones wrote that speaks of heros inside....

Thanks for this lovely thread☆

honeysweet☆
Smiling Makes Joy Come Alive........and Joy can never die .........yes
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Reply #10 posted 05/29/16 10:11pm

morningsong

How sweet.
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