When a video of ex-radio-announcer-turned-homeless-man-turned-redeemed-superstar Ted Williams went viral with over 3 million hits, his story caught the eyes, ears and hearts of many people around the world. With numerous job opportunities arising, the Queen of Media has decided to reach out to Ted with her OWN ideas.
We all know that aside from being a billionaire talk show host and entrepreneur with a golden touch, Oprah is a hustler. With her tenacity, she doesn’t sleep on any opportunity.
In this case, that opportunity is the voice of Mr. Ted Williams.
Within a week, Ted Williams went from being homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio to reuniting with his 90-year-old mother and becoming the talk of every radio station and news channel across the country.
Oprah, with no sense of hesitation, has opened a spot on her 24-hour television network for Williams.
“I would like to see him be part of OWN,” Winfrey told Inside Edition in an interview airing Friday. “It would be fantastic to hear him say, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Network.’”
“The reason we’re all so fascinated, I think, is because it means you can be homeless on the street, carrying a sign like we’ve all seen, and this can happen to you,” she said.
Like many of us, Oprah was moved by Williams’ story of falling and getting back up–even if it meant begging for days at a time on the side of a road.
After 20 years, Williams was reunited with his 90-year-old mother who–out of love–gave him some advice which I am sure will stick with him every step of the way.
“Don’t disappoint me,” begged 90-year-old Julia Williams on Friday’s “The Today Show,” just one day after their tearful reunion.
“Hold your life together. Just don’t let things fall apart and you fall in with the wrong people. That’s the part that upsets me about him. He’s a good person, and he’s easily pulled into things,” she added.