In previous posts I’ve shared various leadership lessons from movies. Whether it was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay or Guardians Of The Galaxy, I love pulling out leadership tidbits and sharing it with you.
One thing I’d neglected to share with you was about one of the Cinema Carousel’s employees.
His name was Mike Zimmerman or as people loving referred to him as, Kazoo Mike.
There was something special about Mike. He always brought a welcoming smile and a joyful attitude to the movie theater.
He’d sit in his chair, take your ticket, and then pull a kazoo out of his wallet and begin playing a tune.
His presence was enchanting. Something I’d rarely seen.
Just the site of Kazoo Mike and my day was brightened.
On April 1st, April Fool’s Day, of all days, I found out my movie going experiences were changed forever. On that day, Mike passed away.
And yet he will be remembered.
Mike will be remembered for his big personality. Mike will be remembered for his love of fun. Mike will be remembered for making people feel special when they went to a movie.
He shared his joy and love with others over and over again.
He changed lives. I honestly believe he did. And all by being himself.
That’s all it takes to change the world. Be yourself. Share your love. Inspire others to be better.
With that, I want to leave you with something to show you how special Mike was. Watch as he entertains with his kazoo.