updated 07/16/2014 AT 12:15 PM ET
•originally published 07/15/2014 AT 4:40 PM ET
The eight-year-old posted handmade fliers on his front lawn, advertising a “free piano concert,” complete with a helpful smiley face.
While passing by on his bike, local musician Thomas Rehbein noticed the sign and decided to do something nice for the boy, whom he had never met. He created a public Facebook event and encouraged his friends to join him in listening to the elementary-schooler tickle the ivories.
“Wouldn’t it be cool if a bunch of people showed up to his free concert?” Rehbein wrote on the event page.
The young maestro was thrilled by all the unexpected attention.
“I just wanted to play for people, just wanted to play for free and now I’m famous,” he told WPTV News.
It may not have been Woodstock, but on the other hand, Woodstock didn’t have an ice cream social.