CHARLOTTE, NC — Robert Thompson shows up at the SouthPark Mall
to begin his workday long before the stores are open and when the only people there are mall walkers, according to WCNC-TV
Those early bird exercisers who pace the mall at dawn do not need soft jazz music playing through the mall''s PA system to entertain them, they have Thompson and his opera music, the story stated.
Thompson was never trained in the art, but found his niche after realizing that singing a song he had once heard was to the liking of the mall walkers, the story noted.
Now, all of the mall walkers know Thompson, not for his talent in keeping their mall clean, but for his talent in singing, and they look forward to listening to him in the wee hours of every morning, the story added.