Travis Barker, the renowned drummer of Blink-182, created a heartwarming surprise for 9-year-old blind drummer Grayson Roberts at his lemonade stand in Los Angeles. The heartening encounter unfolded as the two shared an impromptu jam session.
Social media sensation Charlie Rocket garnered attention when he shared Grayson’s lemonade stand plight with his over one million Instagram followers earlier in the week, as reported by etonline. The young drummer was experiencing a lack of customers at his stand.
The news reached Travis Barker through social media and a friend of his son Landon, Mikey Tua. Despite having only a day’s notice and prior commitments, Barker was eager to support Grayson’s event and display his admiration. Upon his arrival, Barker’s presence left attendees and Grayson awestruck.
An eyewitness recounted the scene, stating, “Everyone was shocked that Travis Barker was there. It was a huge inspiration for Grayson.”
Barker’s contribution went beyond monetary support; he generously donated funds and gifted Grayson a set of drumsticks. Captured on Grayson’s social media, Barker proposed an idea to have an on-the-spot jam session, a proposition Grayson gladly accepted.
In the midst of the music, Barker maintained a rhythmic beat on the drum set, while Grayson, an ardent Stevie Wonder enthusiast, lent his voice to the performance.
The eyewitness further shared, “Travis is so great with kids and to see the way he interacted with Grayson was truly awesome.”
Grayson’s lemonade stand event garnered widespread success through the rapid dissemination of news on social media. Charlie Rocket’s video, posted less than a week prior, depicted Grayson at his lemonade stand, but with no customers.
Rocket extended a call for support, saying, “(L)et’s help him!!! He’s just so precious. If u wanna help him with me, Leave a comment and we can figure out something we can all do for him!”
Travis Barker’s spontaneous visit to Grayson’s lemonade stand symbolized not only a heartwarming gesture but also the power of unity within a community brought together by shared kindness.