Viral hit: More than 4 million views in just 24 hours - "Man with a golden voice"
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Viral hit: More than 4 million views in just 24 hours - "Man with a golden voice"

Columbus : OH : USA | Jan 06, 2011 at 2:21 AM PST
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More than 4 million views in just 24 hours

The 53 year old Ted Williams who until two days back lived in the streets is no more homeless.Williams story became a viral sensation on Tuesday with the original YouTube clip reaching more than four million views in 24 hours. He was found by a Columbus Dispatch reporter on the side of the road.In a 90-second clip filmed by a cameraman from the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, former radio announcer Mr Williams is seen asking for help at a junction of I71 on Houston Street in Columbus.

The man who displayed a sign board in his hands where he claimed that he had God’s gift of voice seized the attention of media who portrayed his story and helped him in coming back to a normal life. He would make a living by asserting that he would only talk to someone when they would give him a dollar. The newspaper who spotted him and showed his story made him a big hit over the Internet. People witnessed his story flooded all through the net.

The sign borad he used to hold while begging says:'I have a God given gift of voice. I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you and God bless you. Happy Holidays.'

Now Williams has received offers of work from the likes of MTV, NFL and ESPN.The Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena are offering voiceover work in radio and television along with a new website launch that will require voiceover work from Williams.Some industry experts believe the chance encounter - and Mr Williams' incredible voice - could even make him a millionaire.

Williams has already appeared as a guest on local radio station WNCI (97.9 FM) and the station's director, Tony Florentino, said they have already fielded queries from ESPN and MTV. TV channel WBNS-TV wants Williams to provide narration for its first-ever One Day To End Homelessness telethon on January 31, said Frank Willson, director of operations.

Here’s the You-tube's video with huge views in just one day.Another video is of the Homeless Man with Golden Voice during an interview with CBS. Ted Williams is sporting a haircut and some clean clothes, telling his story on CBS.

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JasonBornee is based in West Richland, Washington, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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