Back in 2011, we all pretended we had something in our eye after hearing the story of Ted Williams, the homeless guy with a superb radio voice living on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.
He struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism for decades, and he had been arrested several times. He has a vocal talent that could have landed him a job anywhere in America, but he squandered it ... until a videographer for the Columbus Dispatch named Doral Chenoweth found Williams pan-handling on the side of a road, holding a cardboard sign that claimed he had "a God-given gift of voice." Chenoweth recorded Williams showing off his golden voice and posted it to the Dispatch's website and eventually to YouTube. Suddenly, Williams was the most famous man in America.