Elementary School Janitor Goes Viral With Unbelievable Rendition Of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” At 5th Grade Graduation

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Richard Goodall, a janitor at Davis Park Elementary School in Terre Haute, Indiana, recently went viral doing an incredible rendition of Journey’s 1981 mega hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” for students at their 5th grade graduation ceremony.

Apparently, teachers at the school knew he had some crazy pipes on him, and asked him to sing for the students, which is something he usually does at the end of every school year.

Typically, he opts for a song like Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” but felt like this Journey song was more apropos for the students this year… and he about blew the roof off the dang roof off the building. It’s pretty impressive, to say the least.

I mean, if Journey ever wants to get back together sans former frontman Steve Perry, this guy could at least close out the show with “Don’t Stop Believin’’”:

And Steve actually saw the video, tweeting it out to his followers and saying “I love this.”

Pretty cool to get praise like that from a rock legend like Steve:

Richard, a father himself, told Fox News that he just wanted to inspire all the kids and encourage them so they know they can go on and do whatever they want in life:

“I just wanted them to not stop believing and thinking they can do whatever they want.

I just like people to smile and have fun and forget their problems for three minutes and 30 seconds — however long the song is.”

The video on TikTok has been viewed over 3 million times now.

“Don’t Stop Believin'”

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