STORY: This busker has found a unique way
to comfort strangers
by letting them lie under his piano
and feel the vibration of the notes
"It was like everything kind of stopped existing, except for what was underneath the piano. Like there was no sound and it was just that music.
Location: New York, New York
Colin Huggins has been a piano busker for 15 years
He wheels his 900-pound grand piano
more than half a mile each day to perform
COLIN HUGGINS, PIANO BUSKER:
"I've always wanted to accommodate feelings in the best way possible. And I want to do it with music. And this is the best way I figured out how to do it. Maybe someday I'll figure out a way to do it even better. And I won't need to push this piano here. But as of now, this is the best I've got."
He continued to play even throughout the lockdowns
often to an audience of zero
He says his goal is to help others deal with their emotions
"It was amazing. I've never heard music like that from that angle. It's really special. There's drawings and people writing underneath the piano too, from years ago, so it's powerful."