Henry Wadsworth Longfellow claimed that music is the universal language of humanity. That has never been more clear than in this video, which also features an older man who cannot be identified and Brendan Kavanagh, better known as “Dr. K.”
The elderly man is alone at a train station, playing the piano. Despite some onlookers’ attention, he is content to play the instrument by himself.
Out of nowhere, Brendan Kavanagh shows up and starts playing music with the man. Brendan, also known as “Dr. K.,” starts playing some boogie-woogie piano with the other man.
More people are stopping to listen to the rowdy, boisterous piano duet playing in the middle of a station. Millions of people have watched the cellphone video of the event, which was recorded during the event.
Two strangers meet at a lonely piano and begin to play music in an almost magical way without saying a word. Brendan periodically asks the man if he knows certain songs as they continue to jam.
Brendan has a Ph.D. in English, which is why he goes by “Dr. K.” He is a British piano teacher of Irish descent. He loves to perform and teach in the boogie-woogie piano style. As is customary for the style, Brendan can be seen improvising songs and riffs with the man in this video.