The feel-good story began when West End musical star Mazz Murray, who’s currently starring as ’Donna’ in ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, found a guitar in its case outside a London Underground station and copied May into a social media post to help reunite the instrument with its owner, to spare the unfortunate child getting “royally bollocked.”
May then took up the quest, posting about the lost guitar on Instagram, and writing “We’d like to reunite this with its owner…”
The appeal was spotted by Christopher Ravie at Alhambra Guitars, who contacted his London supplier, and suggested that the shop manager keep an eye out for a customer seeking to purchase a replacement guitar. And when the parents of 8-year-old Emerson Liu Bancroft from Borehamwood contacted the shop for that exact reason, they were informed that the lost guitar had, in fact, been found, and were re-directed towards London’s Novello Theatre, where young Emerson was reunited with his instrument by Murray, with May watching on via a video call.
The guitar legend then posted about the story’s happy ending on Instagram, and everyone lived happily ever after.