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Boy with autism receives perfect present from stranger

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CBS Evening News | Youtube

Cerith Gardiner - published on 01/13/23

A youngster will get to fine tune his talents thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger.

An 11-year-old boy with autism was given a helping hand from a complete stranger recently.

Jude Kofie’s father discovered his son’s natural talent when he heard him playing on a keyboard, according to CBS ‘Sunday Morning. However, the instrument was old and his family didn’t have the means to buy their son a proper keyboard to practice on.

Thankfully, a local piano tuner, Bill Magnusson, heard about the family’s plight and gave a grand piano worth $15,000 that he took from his father’s inheritance.

Magnusson was not only moved by Jude’s incredible talent, but by the Kofie family, who are not only raising their children, but sending money home to their extended family in their native Ghana. As Magnusson pointed out: “What resources are left over to help this special little soul?”

In the story Magnusson also explained that Kofie’s talent was exceptional, sharing: “He’s Mozart level. It’s coming from somewhere beyond.”

Yet, the generous donor didn’t just gift the youngster an instrument to practice his talent, he’s also pledged to tune the piano once a month for the rest of his life, and is also paying for Jude to receive professional piano lessons.

As Faithtap so rightly shared, Bill’s gift was more than special, citing James 1:17 that says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

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