Family left speechless after pizza delivery guy walks in and sits down at their piano
We all remember what it was like to dream of our future career as a kid. Maybe you wanted to be a doctor or even an astronaut, and while, admittedly, few of us actually follow these career paths, there are certain jobs which are almost never dreamed of by young children, and one of them is being a pizza delivery driver. After all, it's hard work with little thanks.
Firstly, you have to contend with finding people's houses on streets you never even knew existed, which can be a nightmare in and of itself - and it's only a downward spiral from there. The restaurant may have messed up the customer's order and they decide to take it out on you, and even if you deliver them a first-class pizza in a timely fashion, the odds of you getting a few bucks as a tip are slim.
Unfortunately, hungry people just aren't courteous, and when you can afford to splash $20 on a pizza, you're more than likely not strapped for cash, unlike the poor unfortunate soul who is being paid a lot less than that an hour to do the deliveries.
But having more money than someone else doesn't give you a right to treat them differently. In fact, whenever I'm on a date with someone new, I always pay close attention to how they treat the server. One of my exes was less-than-courteous to them and rarely tipped. On reflection, this was a massive red flag that he wasn't the most considerate person in the world!
Sadly, when people work in a seemingly menial job, they're often branded as being, well, worthless. As a result, many talented people go unnoticed, but that wasn't the case for one lucky pizza delivery guy when he visited the Varchetti family in Detroit, Michigan. They'd ordered a pepperoni pizza and had no idea what it would lead to.
When 18-year-old Bryce Dudal arrived from Hungry Howie's with the pepperoni pizza, he couldn't help but notice a small grand piano in the family's foyer and said, "That's a beautiful piano. Can I take a look at it?"
Instead of refusing the curious delivery driver and eating their pizza, the family welcomed him inside and told him that their piano went unused. They then asked if he could play and they offered him the bench.
What happened next left the family speechless. Check out the amazing video below:
Taking the kind family up on their offer, Dudal sat down and played a truly breathtaking rendition of the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. During the minute and a half he played, the family were completely blown away.
"He was just beyond good," Julie Varchetti said in an interview with The Washington Post. But perhaps even more impressive was the fact that Dudal was completely self-taught and had played the complex piece of music from memory.
Dudal was so good that the family's 10-year-old son, Ryan, even stopped playing Fortnite to listen. "When he started playing, I was surprised," he said. "I thought he was going to break the piano at first."
Julie Varchetti posted the video she took of the 19-year-old's incredible performance to Facebook, writing:
"Hubby ordered Hungry Howies tonight (Which we never do because I'm obsessed with Jets, but I wasn't home) for the kiddos and the delivery guy noticed our piano. He kindly asked if he could play for a sec and this is the treat they got!!!! Figures I wasn't home. Says he's self taught. His name is 'Bryce'. What talent! [sic]"
Needless to say, Dudal's incredible talent did not go unnoticed on the social media website and the video soon went viral. Now, instead of simply being known as a pizza delivery guy, his talent is getting the recognition it deserves.
"A lot of people sit down at the piano and play something slow and beautiful," Bryce said. "But when I play for someone, I like to go all out."
After being contacted by The Washington Post, Bryce explained that he first learned how to play the piano when he was just six years old after his aunt taught him a few simple songs on a small keyboard. He then graduated to her full-sized piano.
Dudal's love of music then quickly became his life, and his mom bought him a number of Beethoven CDs to encourage him. That was when he first heard the third movement of the Moonlight Sonata, which he described as "a flashy, fast, amazing piece."
After hearing the piece, Dudal would listen to it for hours on end and eventually began to try and play it himself on his aunt's piano. Fast forward a few years and the young musical prodigy had learned most of this incredibly complex piece of music.
"It was a long process. You have to sit there and think and try to put it on the piano, piece by piece. I couldn't read music back then," Bryce said. "I would sit there and listen for hours and hours and try to figure it out."
It was at this point that Dudal's parents decided to get him piano lessons, but none of the teachers were a good fit because they kept trying to teach the youngster the "basics" when he was at the stage where he wanted to learn Beethoven.
Then, at the age of 12, after going through five or six teachers, Dudal finally got a teacher who recognized his gift. She taught him the only thing he couldn't really do: read sheet music. And she helped him fine-tune playing his favorite piece of music!
Dudal then went onto high school where he also fell in love with baseball. As it turns out, he was multitalented and also excelled in that, going on to earn a baseball scholarship to his local community college, where he is due to start in August. But he has said that the spontaneous concert in the Varchettis' house has completely renewed his love of music.
The 19-year-old said that he was glad that the family took an interest in him as most people only see "a pizza delivery guy".
So if there's one thing to be learned from this story, it's this - you should never judge a book by its cover, or rather, a person for their job - and let's face it, we'd all be full of complaints if pizza delivery drivers suddenly disappeared!