How is this for Tuesday at lunchtime inspiration?
Meet 18-year-old George Dennehy. Dennehy plays a mean guitar, but he plays it with his feet because he was born without either arm. Last month, he affection when he uploaded this video of his impressive cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” to YouTube with hopes that it might “inspire people that they can do whatever they want when their mind is set to the task.” The video went viral, earning the affections of the internet and then the attention of the Dolls themselves, who subsequently invited Dennehy to join them onstage at Musikfest in Pennsylvania. As you can see in the above video, he killed it. “I think he knows it better than we do,” joked drummer Mike Malinin after the show.
What’s up next for Dennehy? According to his Facebook page, he’s headed to Romania — where he was born and adopted from — to perform on a television show and to meed his biological family. The mind is indeed a powerful thing.