A patron of J.B. Hart Music Co. in Grand Junction, Colorado recently anonymously gifted a Dimebag Darrell signature Dean Guitar to Fallon, a young Pantera fan who would regularly visit the store and request to play the instrument (this one). Some more details about the heartwarming incident while I wipe away my tears with sandpaper because I’m as metal as they come:
This is Fallon. Over the last couple of years, he would visit the store from Montrose. His request each time was to play the “Pantera” guitar, meaning the Dean Dimebag Darrell ML Guitar. We were shocked he knew some Dimebag riffs. Fallon is impacted by Williams Syndrome and has an excellent knowledge and a love for music. His dream was to own this guitar.
Eight months ago, when he was in the store playing it, another customer took notice of Fallon. It moved this customer so much he returned to the store later, purchased the guitar, and asked us to give the guitar to Fallon anonymously the next time we saw him.
However, we didn’t see Fallon until today. We tried finding him to no avail. Today, his family came in the store, and we learned they had moved to Texas and returned this week for a visit. It was a wonderful experience to gift Fallon his dream guitar as a gift from a kind stranger. His mom burst into tears, and Fallon beamed with excitement. It was a special moment. There are still good people in this world.
There are still good people in this world. It’s hard to believe, but there are. And this story is proof. Quite possibly the only proof, so hold it tight and cherish it like a newborn babe. *proofreading article* Jesus, honey — just how much NyQuil did you give me?
Keep going for a brief video of Fallon with the guitar.
Thanks to 1-Ton, who agrees maybe there’s still hope for humanity yet.