Man Plays Harmonica And The Geese Come Running

Man Plays Harmonica And The Geese Come Running

It’s not birdseed that this gentleman is handing out, but his harmonica playing has the geese running his way! View this sweet, sweet video that makes one question if it’s dogs that really are man’s best friend!

Of course, our canines are the cutest and most caring companions in the world, but these African geese have certainly formed a connection with this talented musician playing a Mandarin song, titled “The Story of a Small Town.”

The song is performed without lyrics here, but the words extol the virtues of a small town. The song is from a 1979 Taiwanese movie of the same name. Other versions are slower, but this peppy performance is drawing lots of attention from these long-necked friends and quite a few spectators in the park.

During the first part of the video, one goose appears to be a little unsure. He’s hanging back a bit, while his buddy is face-to-face with the musician. At times, it looks like the more trusting goose and the harmonica-wielding human will collide beak with belly—they are so close.

The man takes a break in his playing to wipe his instrument and his face. The geese honk a couple of times as if requesting an encore. So, after chatting a bit with onlookers, the melody begins again. This time, the entertainer is in a squatted position, literally on the same level as the geese. The skeptic has come closer, and it’s a party of three!

Our park performer makes eye contact with each goose, and he is truly serenading them. The geese chime in with a note here-and-there. Behind the tree to the right, there are a couple of furry friends on leashes. Hopefully, they aren’t feeling too neglected.

The final lines of the song are “welcome to this small town” repeated three times. Though we don’t hear the words, a similar warmth and kindness is reflected in this instrumental rendering.
As the song ends with one long note, we almost expect a group hug from the trio.

This one brings a smile for sure. It’s a light moment in a world that can be too heavy too often. Thank you, Sir, for this gift to the geese and to all of us!

“So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:21

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