I don't have to tell you fellow bloggers out there that the internet often brings out the worst in people. Or, as a good friend of mine often says, the internet magnifies douchitude. So the times when it brings out the absolute best in people remind me of the whole reason why we spend the time online to reach out to people we will likely never meet in reality.
Yesterday I got a very moving comment left about one of my performance videos. I include it below.
"My brother, who was only 44 and had a beautiful wife and two teenagers, passed last week and I can not tell you how much this song has helped me. Thank you, buddy. Thank you so much."
I was very touched and made a point to leave this anonymous person a personal reply.
In my inbox this morning was an even lengthier reply.
Kevin, THANK YOU. Our family is devastated.
I found you on YouTube when I watched the season finale of "Big Love" on HBO because they played the song you sang in that last episode and my parents and I would always watch that show and then I would call them and we would talk about it afterward. Anyways, I kept playing that last episode because I really liked that song but I had no clue who sang it so I YouTubed it and several people had sang it but I just felt like you were looking me right in the eyes when you sang it and I felt blessed. Stupid, I know, but I watch your version of that song over and over and over again and it helps. This is a really difficult time for me and for my family and you have made it a bit easier. I appreciate you more than I can express in words and if I ever met you in person, I would hug you tight.
Thank you, Kevin. You help more than I can express.
I'm really not sure what else to say. But I will include my performance of the song in any case.