Beirut explosion: 79-year-old grandmother plays uplifting tune on piano amid rubble

Beirut explosion: 79-year-old grandmother plays uplifting tune on piano amid rubble

- A grandmother has shown how to be calm under situations that are capable of bringing tears to the eyes

- The woman identified as Abboud Melki chose to play piano instead of crying when she got to her home destroyed by the Beirut explosion of Tuesday, August 4

- She was not at home during the explosion, but when she got back home, she sat at the piano and played an uplifting tune

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In a video that emerged on social media, a 79-year-old grandmother could be seen playing her piano surrounded by debris in her home destroyed by the Beirut explosion of Tuesday, August 4.

The grandmother identified as May Abboud Melki played "Auld Lang Syne" on her piano.

In the video, furniture could be seen strewn about, the walls punctured with holes, glass and debris all over the floor.

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According to CNN, the septuagenarian and her husband were not at home during the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000.

The woman's granddaughter May-Lee Melki said the explosion destroyed her grandfather's store.

When Abboud returned to her house on Wednesday, August 5, the first thing she did was to approach her piano.

A grandmother played 'Auld Lang Syne' on a piano surrounded by rubble from the Beirut explosion

She was not at home during the explosion, but when she got back home, she sat at the piano and played an uplifting tune. Photo credit: @The Sun/Twitter
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The piano is said to be a gift from her father on her wedding day.

As volunteers cleaned up the house that was in a mess, the grandmother sat at the piano and started playing.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an unnamed nanny had been tagged a hero online after the noble act she carried out during the Beirut explosion.

In a viral video online, a caretaker could be seen cleaning a rug with a vacuum cleaner. While she was at work, she initially noticed a slight vibration which she really did not give much attention to.

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However, seconds after, another rumbling shattered through the windows which turned the whole house upside down.

Without thinking much, the woman grabbed her boss’ daughter off the floor in a quick move to save her from the disaster.

Nothing could quite describe her instant action. Hers could be likened to an adrenaline-fueled reaction that only dictates either fight or flight response in such a situation.

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