Anonymous Man Buys $800 Guitar for Colorado Boy Who Admired It
At J.B. Hart Music Co. in Grand Junction, there was a Dean ML guitar for sale, the go-to choice of the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, former guitarist for the band Pantera, who was killed in 2004 while performing in Ohio.
A boy named Fallon, from Montrose, CO, was a fan of the band and especially a fan of the guitar inside the music store. He'd frequently come in and ask if he could play the "Pantera guitar" and someday dreamed of owning it.
Problem was the guitar cost $800.
Fallon is affected by Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that can present a handful of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and some learning challenges. But Fallon is an amazing kid and along with being a huge Pantera fan, he's also quite knowledgable about music and a talented guitar player himself.
J.B.Hart Music Co. posted on Facebook recently that several months ago, Fallon was in the store playing the guitar and managed to impress the right, anonymous customer. Says the music store's Facebook post, "It moved this customer so much he returned to the store later, purchased the guitar, and asked us to give the guitar to Fallon anonymously the next time we saw him."
Only one small problem. After that day in the store, Fallon didn't come back. For eight months. That's because he and his family had moved to Texas, and employees of the store didn't know he moved or how they could reach him.
As luck would have it, Fallon and his family came back to Colorado for a visit over the holidays and even better, he managed to swing by the store for another look at his favorite guitar. It was at that point the employees told him that someone had purchased the guitar for him eight months earlier, and needless to say, absolutely made his day.
The remaining members of Pantera, for their part, were equally happy for Fallon to have the guitar he so desperately wanted, paying tribute to their bandmate, and shared their delight in a Facebook post on January 2nd.
Sometimes in a world with a whole lot of bad headlines, all it takes a simple, random act of kindness and some 'Feel Good' news to remind you there's still good people out there, doing good things.