“Come on Pete,” said Dad smiling, “Give it a shot!”
But Peter resolutely shook his head. He was always easily embarrassed when it came to learning something new.
Danny ruffled his son’s hair and let it go. He was a passionate pianist but knew better than to force his son into the same.
Then, two weeks before his first major performance, Danny met with an accident. After surgery, his right hand got paralyzed.
He never even looked at the piano after that and asked his wife to shift it to the garage.
Seeing his Dad sad, Peter had an idea how to make him happy again. He Googled ‘How to play a piano for kids’ and decided that it didn’t seem that hard after all.
A few months later when asked what present he’d like for his birthday, he turned to his father.
“I want….to be your right hand,” he said shyly.
He led Danny to the garage and made him sit at the piano. Then he positioned his right hand over the keys. With a slight tremble Danny lifted his left hand. Father and son played in perfect harmony, as Mum looked on with tears of joy.