Ludovico Einaudi stunned a young fan at an airport when he joined him on the piano over the weekend.
The Italian pianist stood alongside the fan to play his track “Nuvole Bianche” while people waited in an airport sitting area.
Einaudi who started his career as a classical composer, is also known for his moving piano ballads and film and TV scores, including This Is England.
In a video shared on Einaudi’s Tiktok, he can be seen approaching the piano and playing with one hand alongside the young boy.
The video, captioned “a truly special moment” has amassed over 4.200.000 views on TikTok.
In recent months, Einaudi’s piano instrumentals have gained popularity on the platform, being used to soundtrack users’ videos.
@ludovicoeinaudimusic A truly special moment ???????? #nuvolebianche ♬ original sound – Ludovico Einaudi
In comments underneath Einaudi’s video, fans of the pianist have been reacting to the surprise.
“The people around [probably] have no idea what they’ve just witnessed, just incredible,” wrote one fan.
“Wow, the face when he recognised him!” said another, commenting on the boy’s reaction.
Others were imagining how they would feel if that happened to them. “That would be the moment I completely miss every single key,” joked a commenter.
“Oh my god how incredible would that be? I admire and appreciate his willingness to provide that interaction with that young man. Wow!” wrote another.