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A quarantined gay man played piano on his balcony for neighbors. Then someone brought out the sax.

Alberto Gestoso and Alexander Lebron Torrent duet in Spain during a national quarantine
Alberto Gestoso and Alexander Lebron Torrent duet in Spain during a national quarantine Photo: composite

A gay pianist and a saxophone player had their neighbors cheering with an impromptu rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from their balconies.

As the world continues to shut down to fend off COVID-19, some countries are imposing a complete lock down, with residents instructed not to leave their homes. Some of the most heartwarming moments of the pandemic, however, have been neighbors entertaining each other by singing or playing instruments on their balconies, bringing community and spirit to an otherwise difficult situation.

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When Spanish pianist Alberto Gestoso decided to bring his keyboard outside to play for the neighbors, he had no idea his performance would go viral after one of his neighbors joined him on the saxophone. Together, their duet of the Celine Dion classic uplifted their neighbors’ – and the world’s – spirits.

Saxophonist Alexander Lebron Torrent heard Gestoso playing the Titanic theme and stepped outside to join. Leaning over his balcony railing, Torrent added a beautiful accompaniment that quickly brought cheers from the neighbors.

Thankfully, Gestoso’s partner, Ramon Santana, was filming at the time, catching it all – including the moment Gestoso realizes he has accompaniment and acknowledges the sax. Together they finish the number to applause.

Even better? Someone in Torrent’s apartment also caught the moment on video, showing both sides of the encounter that spanned buildings.

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