George Dennehy plays Iris. Beautifully. Without arms. (Video)

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George was born without any arms, but that didn’t stop him from blowing away this year’s Ashland Strawberry Faire with this incredible cover of the Goo Goo Dolls.

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  • Daniel Esper

    That is truly amazing! I give major probs to people, like this, who don't let a disability stop them from doing something they want to do!

  • Mr. Marcus

    He can do more with his feet than I probably can with my hands… /hangs head in shame.

  • PaddyO

    Remarkable. George that Was awesome. I love the little change you made to the melody of the chorus too. Johnny Rzeznik would be proud.

  • Benjamin

    Fuck yea dude, just keep living. You are the man.

  • Shane

    Way to go George. True inspiration that if you put your heart into it, ANYTHING is POSSIBLE.. Kcco

  • Fish

    Mad dog

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  • Cowthang

    Bound to get down thumbed here, and it is awesome he's out there doing it (and no I couldn't do better myself), but that guitar playing was pretty piss poor really.

    • RealZoo

      Piss poor? I'll remind you that he was playing with his "feet". There are a lot of able-bodied people that cannot do that (me included). Some things are better left unsaid.

    • Jake

      I've been playing guitar for years (with my hands) and I seriously do not even see how this song is possible with just feet. Some chords would require him to bend his food to avoid hitting certain strings while using different toes to hit certain string. That's crazy to me.

      • David

        Yeah agreed, he seems to have in a pretty cool tuning that gets a nice open sound. This is unbelievable, I'd like to hear more from him.

    • Squints

      why would you even post it then? you just HAD to say something, why don't i find you and chop your arms off and lets see how well you play can play the guitar, you ass

    • Oz89

      You upset me.

  • chacha

    Inspiring…I'm sure this is just the beginning for this guy.

  • Kelly Yocum

    Let's hear it for George Dennehy everyone!!! Give him a….han….round of applause :)

    • SouthernRebel18B

      That's really fucked up. Not funny at all. Just remember, Karma is a bitch.

      • James Holmes

        in humor nothing is sacred. deal with it. B)

        • Oz89

          Lol deal with it? You're clearly a very ignorant person.

        • SouthernRebel18B

          James Holmes – seriously? I hope you never have to deal with any physical challenges for yourself or a loved one. Somehow, I don't think you could handle it.

  • Chris

    thats something else man. i was actually playing this song last night trying to put a video on youtube so coming on here to see this today has to mean something. lets all go and kick some ass today folks

  • RedNeck

    Truely amazing way to start of the day. Thank you George, and thank you Chive. KCCO

  • Jake

    Beautiful. Love the little guitar solo in there.

  • LiT

    nice job, I would high 5 him.

    • SouthernRebel18B

      And I would throat strike you.

  • Mx422

    Simply put….. BAD ASS!!

  • sandro

    Why isn't the video fk'n working!!!

  • sandro

    Never mind…wow!! That's fk'n incredible!!

  • JB92

    chive, if you read this please do not ignore. The world is in a terrible place at the moment with all this death and tragedy around. Please upload more videos like this to restore people faith in humanity. I'm a 20yr male from Australia and what I am seeing your country go through at this stage is really getting to me.

    This kid is amazing and it's things like this that remind me that there is still so much good out there. You reach so many people directly and indirectly that honestly the chive has the power to brighten thousands of peoples days by a click of a mouse.

    Anyway enough of my rambling. America I'm feeling for you right now and I wish I could come over to give support to those in need…


    • Tx Chiver

      If i'm ever in Australia I am buying the the largest of all beers.

    • jivenNchiven

      Will you guys take Obama off our hands? That would be a big help…

      • Carolina Chiver

        Best reply ever!

  • neXx

    – amaZing.

  • Juju Bee

    His playing sucks. I can paint the Mona Lisa with my feet, and it will suck just as bad. You are all blinded by the fact that, because it's with his feet, we should believe the playing is great. Nonsense!

    • Adam

      You're missing the point which is actually quite said

    • Ali

      I have two perfectly functioning arms/hands and I couldn't play it half as well as he is with his feet if I tried. Seems to me like the world would be a better place if we appreciated everybodies talents a little more, and judged a little less.

  • the_mike

    Goo Goo Dolls, so easy a guy with no arms can play it.

    • Mightyboosh79

      Not meaning any disrespect to George or his still amazing accomplishment, this is hilarious

      • the_mike

        Yeah I didn't mean any disrespect to George. I couldn't do it with three hands and a guitar that plays itself.

        • Mightyboosh79

          I understand that this was a stab at the Goo Goo Dolls being terrible musicians, which lets not kid ourselves, they are but I still like them ok and I think George is amazing but I bust out laughing when I read this.

  • Jus10

    Good job George! KCCO!

  • @cjdegrave

    One of the most inspiring things I've seen in a while. He is truly amazing and not just because he can play it but also because he can sing it :)

  • Oz

    I don’t understand why anyone is leaving any form of negative or derogatory comments at all. You’re criticizing his guitar playing? Are you kidding me? I’d like to see any of you just try to strum a guitar evenly with your foot. And some of you are making jokes about high fives and shit, that’s just ridiculous. Why is that necessary to say at all? What if this kid reads this and sees that? How would you feel? What if that pushes him to quit what he’s doing? Think about your what you have to say before your dumbass says it.

    • the_mike

      Cause you know that guy can scroll down with his toe and read these comments!!

    • SouthernRebel18B

      I feel ya! Some of these people have no fucking clue. My uncle was born with physical challenges and he lived for the moments. He had an appreciation for life that MANY never could or would understand. To see some of these hurtful and BS comments is disgusting. These people are clearly not Chivers. No self-respecting Chiver or Chivette would ever stoop to such painful levels.

    • Colombo

      Exactly.. talk about missing the point completely. Its not about the guitar or his playing, its the fact that he hasn't let his disability stop him and THAT is what is inspiring. On the whole though, this is why I love the Chive community and why i bother to read the comments – its a good feeling to know that there are some awesome people out who do some pretty awesome things there and some pretty great people out there who know how to appreciate something special without being negative

  • xzapato

    I wasnt feeling to well this morning. thanks man that was wonderful.

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