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Published on April 2nd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Does an Awesomely Nice Thing for Ontario Man with Downs Syndrome

Steve Tyler has stepped away from Aerosmith for a bit to perform solo gigs at various casinos around the continent. He recently rolled into to Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to play two sold out shows.

Anthony Yorfido of nearby Welland is a massive Aerosmith fan, but was unable to get tickets for either show. But then late Thursday, he and  his mom, who works as a waitress at Fallsview, went into an area medical supply store. When they left, it was hard not to notice the big black limousine parked out front. It had been waiting there for a customer.

Yep. It was Steven Tyler.  Anthony rushed up to him and gave him a big hug, which was returned. A quick chat and backstage passes were furnished. Not only that, but Steven brought Anthony on stage for a duet on “Sweet Emotion.”

C’mon. Didn’t you just tear up a bit?

More at The National Post/Niagara Falls Review.




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12 Responses to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Does an Awesomely Nice Thing for Ontario Man with Downs Syndrome

  1. Steve Flacy says:

    Yes, Steven is a really nice guy. I met him back in the late 70’s. He stayed all night listening to our band and paid for us to have a recording session at Columbia Studios, Nashville.

  2. Diana Smith says:

    Always liked this man, now even more so!!!

  3. What an awesome guy I fell in love with his personality when he was on American Idol
    So nice to see that he is so down to earth and here in Ontario, would love to see him live too
    Darlene Jennings, Barrie,Ontario

  4. Nancy Wilson says:

    Awesome thank you Steve

  5. Angie says:

    So a nice guy 😍

  6. Chris says:

    What an amazing gesture. I’ve always been a fan, but now…I have a whole new level of respect.

  7. Dr Jean Watters says:

    Â great man!

  8. clayton says:

    nicest guy in the entertainment world, we seen him playing and singing with buskers, helping people out, and he always has a smile on his face. and he is a great musician, gotta luv him

  9. Brian says:

    A great deed by a man with a huge heart!!!!!!

  10. Kimberly Peace says:

    God Bless Steven. My son (18 w/Down)…so I can relate. Tears now….xo

  11. rita says:

    Steven Tyler is so humble and kind, what a great guy

  12. Julie Gibson says:

    Went to the Toronto Concert last night and this man was at this concert too…Awesome show

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