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Watch Trivium's Matt Heafy Surprise Viral UPS Driver Hector Velasco With Gifted Guitar

Matt Heafy presented viral UPS driver (and Trivium fan) Hector Velasco with a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Watch Trivium's Matt Heafy Surprise Viral UPS Driver Hector Velasco With Gifted Guitar

Joining the list of awesome rock stars who have (virtually) surprised our wonderful key workers during the coronavirus pandemic – from Dave Grohl to Lars Ulrich – is the one and only Matt Heafy of Trivium, who this week offered a shiny new guitar to UPS driver Hector Velasco.

Hector appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show (on a segment called Drew-Gooders) recently, having been nominated for the kind work he did in his community – specifically for brightening four-year-old Langston's day during his shifts, and then even giving him a special package. As a huge thank you to the Trivium superfan and all-round good dude, frontman Matt Heafy then surprised Hector with a gift of his own…

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"Hey Hector, it's Matt Heafy, singer and guitar player of the multi-platinum metal band Trivium," he said in a video. "Drew told me you love blasting our music while you're out delivering in your community, so Drew and I got together to put together a special surprise for you. It's something a little bit like this thing right here, a Gibson Les Paul in ebony. This is the one I use, yours is going to look pretty much like this. I've been using these things for a couple years, I hope you love it as much as I do!"

In the video's comments, Matt then later added: "Thank you for having me on the show! Thank you Hector for bringing happiness to your community!"

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