A Lebanese Grandma played touching music on the piano for her family inside their destroyed home after the devastating explosion in the capital city of Beirut.
May Abboud Melki’s home is one of the many homes and buildings that have been destroyed by the blast that happened on Tuesday. While the world is filled with grief at this unfortunate event, this grandma “was seen by some as a sign of hope and resilience amid the rubble” according to ABC News.
Lebanese Pianist Grandma
Her granddaughter May-Lee Meliki shared the touching video of her grandma on Facebook. She described the moment as “beauty from ashes,” revealing that her grandma was “pushing through her pain.”
In the video, the Lebanese grandmother sat at the piano and played “Auld Lang Syne” for her family. It went viral and has now more than one million views and 21,000 shares in just 19 hours. The captured moment moved thousands and everyone showed their heartfelt support to Lebanon.
A Facebook user named Sara Hussein El Bizri commented. She wrote, “Thank you so much for sharing this video of your grandmother” while adding she’s glad that she’s unharmed. Then she said, “In a time of despair, we all need a glimpse of hope.”
Another said, “More power and strength to you ❤️ God this is breaking my heart into pieces,” by Zainab Naseem Sheikh.
Apparently, the granddaughter was able to play the piano less than a day after the huge explosion.
The Beirut blast came from highly explosive substances called ammonium nitrate. The warehouse managers apparently stored over 2,700 tons in there. According to the Lebanon Health Minister Hamad Hassan, the explosion killed “at least 135 people.” It injured more than 5,000 and many others are still missing as well. The exact cause of the explosion remains unknown. But authorities are already investigating.
Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, revealed that “most believe it was an accident, as reported.”
Beirut’s Governor Marwan Abboud said that a large portion of the city has been leveled and it leaving thousands of citizens homeless.
Continue to pray for Lebanon, including their Government leaders. The country is already facing an economic and health crisis before the explosion occurred. And most especially, pray for the victims and the families of those who died.
Reference: ABC NEWS