Steven Tyler Made A Disabled Fan’s Dreams Come True

Sara | December 3, 2019 9:49 am

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of America’s most renowned rock musicians. It’s even more unlikely that said musician would treat you like a close friend. Yet, that’s what happened when Anthony Yorfido, a young man from Niagara Falls, ran into Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith. What began as a chance encounter at a medical supplies store soon became a moment that would change Anthony’s life forever. Read on to see what amazing things Tyler did for this kind fan.

Just An Ordinary Day

Anthony smiles while taking a selfie with his mother.
Anthony Yorfido/Facebook
Anthony Yorfido/Facebook

It was a Wednesday in March when Anthony and his mother, Diane, headed to a store in Niagara Falls. Diane is a waitress in the Fallsview Casino nearby and Anthony is a busy bee, working two jobs.

Despite having Down Syndrome, Anthony’s infectious personality makes him a shoo-in for customer service. He works at both 7-Eleven and Walmart, but is far from burning out thanks to all of his passion. Anthony’s true dream has nothing to do with retail, though.