A teenager begged a homeless man to teach her how to play the guitar. When he did, she was so grateful that her family came up with an unexpected plan that started making them a lot of money each month.

Samantha asked a homeless man who played guitar in the park for tips and whatever else people gave them, “Sir, I was hoping you could teach me a few things about it.”

The 17-year-old girl had just found her grandfather’s old guitar in the attic and wanted to play something special for her parents’ upcoming wedding anniversary.

This past year was hard for her family. This year, her mother Belinda was in and out of hospitals, and her father Axel worked harder than ever. Even though they had enough money, things were still hard.

“I bet if we… lied a little, we could get her to hire Arthur,” she said.
So, the young person decided to do something different. On their anniversary, her parents usually went to fancy restaurants or had parties with their rich friends, but Belinda couldn’t go. Samantha wanted to play their favorite song on the guitar so they could dance in the living room, where she would soon make them a special dinner.

But she didn’t have much money and didn’t want to ask her dad for money because she didn’t want to ruin the surprise. So she thought the homeless man, who was in his 40s, could help her in exchange for things like food, clothes, etc.

“I haven’t taught very much. “I just taught myself how to play,” the man said.

“What are you called? “My name is Samantha,” she said, and she sat down next to the man.

“I’m Arthur,” he said, surprised by the teenager’s courage.

“Please. I’m not rich, but I want to do this for my parents. I can give you a small amount of money, but I can also bring you water, a sleeping bag, food, and clothes,” she said. Arthur was done listening.

“Ok, ok. He cut her off to say, “I’ll do it.” “But you need to pay attention. I won’t teach anything to a teenager who is busy with other things. “I don’t have time for that.”

“Of course! I’m going to give this my all!” Samantha gave him reassurance, and they began to practice.

Even though he tried to tell her it wasn’t necessary, Arthur got more tips while teaching Samantha than he ever had before. Samantha also added a few of her own tips to the pile.

While they played, they would eat sandwiches and drink soda together. Arthur told Samantha that she was really good at playing the guitar.

Samantha said, “I must have gotten it from my grandfather, even though I’ve never met him.”

Arthur smiled and said, “I also learned from my grandfather.” They kept practicing.

Samantha set up everything, and her parents danced and had a great time with their sweet daughter on a romantic night at home.

Belinda said, “Honestly, it was the best anniversary we’ve ever had,” and Axel agreed.

“Thank you, my darling. He asked, “But how did you learn to play?”

Samantha told them about Arthur and how nice he was. She also wished they could help him. Her mother put down her fork and pursed her lips. She had a lot on her mind.

“You know, the wedding of my friend Lucy is coming up soon. She said, “Maybe we could get her to hire Arthur to play.”

Samantha made a face. “Isn’t Lucy the most uptight person you know?”

Belinda nodded while tilting her head to the side. “She is, yes. She is always trying to beat her friends, though. “I bet if we… lied a little, we could get her to hire Arthur,” she said.

“Not much?” Samantha gave a smile.

“Ok, a lot. But I think of something. Trust me,” Belinda said.

Belinda texted a few of her friends about her amazing anniversary night and told them that her husband had hired a famous guitarist to play their first song together. All of her friends were very excited, and Belinda said, “You know, Lucy, I could give him your number.” He’d be a great choice for your wedding.”

Lucy wrote that she didn’t want a guitarist at her wedding. Belinda wrote back, “You’re right. Even if he were, he probably wouldn’t be free then. It looks like Axel booked him months ahead of time.”

That got the attention of Lucy and her group of friends. Lucy wanted to know his number right away, but Belinda had to put her foot down and tell them to wait. Samantha later met Arthur and told him that she might be able to get clients and play at events.

“Who would hire someone like this who is homeless?” he asked. “I also don’t have a phone where you can reach me.”

“Don’t be afraid. We can make use of all of them. My mom has a plan,” Samantha said. “But are you going to?”

The homeless man said, “Sure.”

Arthur’s meeting with Lucy took place at Belinda and Axel’s house. Axel took Arthur to a barber shop and gave him a makeover while Samantha and her mother took care of other things, like getting him better clothes.

Lucy liked how skilled he was, so she hired him right away. She asked, “How much do you charge?”

Arthur didn’t know what to say, so Belinda said something for him. “I have convinced him to give you a discount of $1,000 for the entire,” she said, smiling.

“Oh, Belinda, dear. I don’t need to save money. I will pay the full amount. “What’s that?” Samantha smiled happily when Lucy said this.

“I believe it’s $4,000, right, Mr. Bodkins?” Belinda looked at Arthur with raised eyebrows.

“Yes, you’re right,” Arthur said in a shy way.

“Perfect!” Lucy said, “I’ll write you a check,” and she did it right away.

A few weeks later, at the wedding, everyone was amazed by Arthur. Soon, everyone wanted his contact information so they could invite him to other events. He started playing at a lot of high-end parties and made $10,000 in his first month. But over time, the amount grew.

Samantha and her mother helped him get an apartment, a phone, and a bank account, all of which he paid for with money he earned. They also took care of his appointments and bookings.

“I had no idea that making music would ever bring me this much money. “I thought that was something only really famous musicians did,” he said as his whole family helped him move into his new home.

“I love what I do for a living. It’s hard and takes a lot of time, but I love it,” Axel said, patting him on the back as they continued to set up his apartment.

When Samantha turned 18, she officially took over as his manager. Arthur offered her 20% of every event’s earnings. When she tried to turn down the amount, Arthur told her, “Thanks to you, I’m no longer homeless, and I have to pay you back in some way.”

Samantha said, “You helped me for no reason when you didn’t have to.” “Let’s make it 10%.”

“Deal,” said the man in his 40s with a smile. “Ok, what’s my next appointment?”

Samantha smiled and then opened her notebook. “Let’s see. The Schaffer’s engagement dinner….”