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Kicker: A viral karaoke performance

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An 80-year-old made social media waves after purchasing a karaoke machine at Goodwill


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NICK EICHER, HOST: Deanna Mae Garvin says she’s never received this much attention in her nearly 80 years of life.

But now the Ohio grandma has gone viral after her performance inside a Goodwill thrift store.

She stopped in to buy a karaoke machine for her frequent performances at nursing homes and she asked an employee for help. He agreed, but he asked for a song in exchange.

So she went with one of her favorites: “He’s got the whole world in his hands.”

A customer quickly grabbed his phone to record.

SCHUERFRANZ: She’s just having a great time, and I thought this is wonderful! I mean, what a spirit!’

This is John Schuerfranz, he posted his video to Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

Garvin told TV station WLWT that she loves to sing. But above all, she loves to share her love for the Lord.

GARVIN: Without Him, I don’t think I could do all of this.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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