Blind Leading the Blind—no, really

George Shearing, the great jazz pianist and composer, was blind from birth. One afternoon, at rush hour, he was waiting at a busy intersection for someone to take him across the street when another blind man tapped him on the should and asked if Shearing would mind helping him to get across.

“What could I do?” said Shearing afterward. “I took him across and it was the biggest thrill of my life.”

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