A homeless busker in Montreal has received a new violin courtesy of the Orchestre Métropolitain today, after his instrument and case were stolen from his side, whilst he slept.
Mary Landry, a regular fixture in Montreal’s Joilette Metro station, had relied on the violin for several years as his only modest source of income.
The callous robbery received international attention after a local Montrealer posted the outrage on social media, on Monday.
‘When we heard what happened to you, we contacted our friends at Maison du Violin … and we decided to give you back your joie-de-vivre and give you back the opportunity to do what it is you do best ... which allows you to earn a small living,’ Jean Dupré, President of L’Orchestre Metropolitan has told local media.
‘God bless you,’ the man has said.