Last night's Office rerun brought a tear to our eye, and not because of the hilarious antics of that wacky Dwight Schrute. In case you missed it, at the end of the episode they showed an incredibly sweet video of a 15-year-old boy playing The Office theme on his piano, followed by an "In Memoriam" note. That boy was Nathan Alden Robinson, who died last month of complications from the flu.
According to the Boston Globe:
A few weeks before his death, Nathan was at a friend's house, and the two were talking about The Office their favorite television show. Nathan's friend suggested he play the theme music to the program, so Nathan looked online for the sheet music. Nathan mastered the song almost instantly, and his impromptu performance was filmed and posted on YouTube.
Showing it on television was lovely gesture from the folks at The Office, and we just thought we'd pass it along.
- Nathan Alden Robinson, 15; shone as student, pianist, friend [Boston Globe]