Friendswood man who played piano in floodwater receives new piano today

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
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Aric Harding says the arrival of his new piano is like coming full circle after Harvey.

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- A man whose video went viral of him playing his son's piano in floodwater after Hurricane Harvey finally received a new piano.

Aric Harding and his family were promised the new piano from recording artist Vanessa Carlton, who happened to see the video on Twitter.

After his family's Friendswood home was flooded, Harding says he made the video to show his kids everything would be OK. He posted it just a few days after the storm when he said he went back to grab some of his kids' stuffed animals.

Related: Friendswood man's video of him playing piano amid floodwater went viral

The powerful moment moved Carlton so much, Harding says she called offering to replace his son's piano because it no longer worked.

"The strings are all rust," Harding said back in September. "The bass boards are starting to separate. The sound board is starting to separate. I think this may be it for the piano."

The piano from Carlton arrived today.

Related: Man who played piano in flooded Harvey home gifted a new bed

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