A video of 11 mostly silver-haired guys crooning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” inside an Oakville Tim Hortons is capturing the public’s heart.
“They had a little whistle thing to set the pitch and then they just started singing,” Danfi Parker told Torstar News Service on Thursday.
Parker and a friend sat amazed and delighted through a few Sinatra songs Monday night and then picked the Elton John standard when the singers rattled off a list of possible requests. Parker, 26, started filming with his mobile phone.
The video has captured more than 1,000 views in two days.
“The first song caught everyone off guard,” said Parker. The men had filed in together, bought their coffees and sat down in two rows at a few tables before they launched into the impromptu late-night coffee shop concert.
It ended with a round of applause from the patrons, he said.
“They’ve been doing this for a while and said they sing in old folks’ homes,” said Parker, who has recently moved back to the GTA from B.C. to continue his schooling.
“It just goes to show beauty can be captured at any moment in the most random places.”
(Video via Danfi Parker)