Quinn eats fire standing on his busker case

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Quinn Beasley

Quinn Beasley is a young stage and street performer who specialises in acrobatics, juggling, unicycle, aerials, and more.

The best moment of my career happened tonight. After my show, a woman from the audience approached me. Tears rushing down her face. She looked me in the eyes and said:

“My father passed away on Thursday, and your show was the first thing to make me laugh and put a smile on my face. Thank you.

I teared up. I gave her a hug. I offered my condolences and thanked her for coming. I sat there stunned and moved. I realised in this moment that this job is more than just collecting the biggest hats and drawing the biggest crowds. This job is about creating fun and laughter in a world that desperately needs it.

If we can make even the tiniest difference in one persons day then we have done our jobs.
The crowd was small and the hat was humble.
But this is what makes it all worth it.
This was the best show I ever done in my life.


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