Asian Hymn Singing Guy on the Orange Line

Flickr user brownpau caught a photo of my favorite Metro Amusement: Asian Hymn Singing Guy. He’s been in DC easily as long as I have. He gets on usually somewhere like Foggy Bottom, and as soon as you’re in the tunnel bound for Rosslyn, he unleashes his lovely baritone voice.

This time of year, it’s almost always a Christmas Carol.

As soon as train pulls into Rosslyn, He slaps shut his hymnal, politely wishes the assembled riders a happy holidays, and exits the train.

Sure, he has a thick Korean accent, but his voice is good, and his pitch is true. Every time I see him I smile. Here’s someone who truly believes in what he’s doing. You don’t find that very often anymore, even in this town.

Sing on, Mr. Asian Hymn Singing Guy. You’re my favorite part of this season.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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