Everyone Laughed Like Maniacs When The Janitor Wanted To Sing, But The Second He Opened His Mouth…


No matter your profession, it’s important to remember one thing: Don’t stop believin’. Not ever.

That is one thing an Indiana elementary school janitor learned the fun way. He after singing the classic Journey hit to students.

Not only did the performance go viral, but Richard Goodall also received a shoutout from original Journey frontman Steve Perry.

Yes, you read it right, Steve Perry shouted out to an elementary school custodian for his amazing cover of a Journey hit. Goodall of Terre Haute, Indiana, is a janitor for Davis Park Elementary School. For over 20 years, he has worked for the Vigo County School Corporation. However, his passionate rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’” went viral in a massive way.

At the conclusion of the school year, fifth-graders and faculty members were holding a talent show to commemorate their graduation. At the end of the show, the teachers asked Goodall to step up to the mic to perform. Little did Goodall know that he’d reach a worldwide audience that included Steve Perry.

It was all organic,” Goodall told Fox News Digital. “I plugged in ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and I just started singing and that’s what it was.” The instructors at Davis Park are aware of Goodall’s abilities. Every year, they demand that he sing.

Normally, he performs Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”. However, this year he picked Steve Perry’s iconic rock music classic. “I just wanted them to not stop believing and thinking they can do whatever they want,” Goodall said.

Students know Richard as the man who keeps their facilities clean and sparkling, but they also know him as one outstanding singer! Richard has never had any formal vocal training, but he does an amazing job without any accompaniment to boot!

Richard is a humble man who uses his gifts, demonstrating to the children that everyone has talents that should be shared for the benefit of others.

The girls and boys at Davis definitely enjoy Richard’s singing. They have hands held high, as if at a kiddie rock concert. As Richard Goodall the janitor is singing, he channels Steve Perry and the kids scream and jumps in adoration when he finishes the number! They are true fans!

Richard had a small social media following prior to this performance, but he gained many more after his co-worker Mariah Denehie posted his song on TikTok. It has been viewed more than 10,000,000 times.

The singing janitor Robert Goodall selected “Don’t Stop Believin'” to encourage his students to always follow their dreams. Alas, it might just be Mr. Goodall who has more dreams to fulfill. We’ll be watching! Rock on, Richard!

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Source: AWM