New York City subways are always hell. Which is why you should thank buskers for doing god’s work and bringing some beauty into your shitty G train commute.
One Twitter user captured a serendipitous moment between two incredibly talented street performers in the midst of a duet played from across opposite sides of the Metropolitan Avenue station. Like trains going in opposite directions, it appears that never the two shall meet — other than through their sweet, sweet music.
In the comments, another user said she was an attendee at the impromptu concert and uploaded more footage, capturing an even more intense moment of the symphony of two. The violinist gets separated from his cellist by an incoming train and turns around to give his audience a little smile.
As the original tweet’s author points out later, it’s important to not let happy subway moments distract us from the more problematic ones. She links out to a report on how black and Latino subway fare evaders disproportionately make up arrests.
But for a moment, let’s enjoy how art can brighten the darkest places — even while you’re waiting for the godforsaken G train to show up.