CHICAGO - A reunion that is music to the ears!
A musician has been reunited with his lost flute.
The instrument was accidently left on a Blue Line train this weekend, and it's not just any flute. It's worth $22,000.
On Friday, a Boston Conservatory at Berklee grad student was travelling from St. Louis to Boston with a stop in Chicago, when he left his flute on a Blue Line train and panicked.
It was a special flute.
A few years ago, the trained musician needed to upgrade his instrument, but couldn't afford it. Then, his grandmother left him the money he needed.
"My grandmother - when she died of cancer in 2016 – that’s how I was able to have the flute," said Rabin.
He had to find it.
He emailed police, did interviews and posted all over social media.
A homeless couple who sleeps on the Blue Line saw his flute post and had posted about finding it on Facebook.
They had sold it to a pawn shop, but Rabin understands.
"I feel a lot for them, and although in that moment they didn’t do the right thing at the time, I still understand that they’re in desperate situation, and I really want to help them out," said Rabin.
When he was finally reunited with his flute, he said he felt like he could cry.
He wants to one day play a thank you concert for all who have helped.
"This is such a testament to humanity, so many amazing people out there," said Rabin.
Rabin is hoping people donate to the GoFundMe page now set up for the homeless couple.