Orchestre Métropolitain Replace Homeless Montreal Man’s Stolen Violin

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.

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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.

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