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Janitor's version of Don’t Stop Believin’ gets a shoutout from Steve Perry

Richard Goodall, a janitor at an Indiana elementary school has gone viral for his moving performance of the hit Journey song, "Don't Stop Believin" - and recently grabbed the attention of Steve Perry himself, the original lead singer of the band and a co-writer of the song.

Richard Goodall, has been employed with the Vigo County School Corporation for over 20 years.

At the end of the school year, staff and students were celebrating the fifth-grade graduation with a talent show. 

At the conclusion of the program, the teachers asked Goodall to step up to the mic to sing — a moment that, unbeknownst to Goodall, would wind up spreading joy across the internet.

Mariah Denehie, a woman who works with one of the Davis Park students with special needs, posted a video of Goodall’s performance on TikTok, Goodall said.

While he was singing, Goodall saw Denehie with her phone pointed at him, so he knew she was either taking photos or a video. 

As of this week, the video has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Goodall had no clue he would go viral. It even caught the attention of Steve Perry.

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