Earlier this week, Richard Dunn touched the hearts of millions; a tragic hero trapped alone in the Las Vegas airport overnight who used his iPhone to film a cheese-tastic music video for Celine Dion’s 1996 cover of Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself.” One of those millions affected? None other than Dion herself, who posted a video to YouTube Thursday telling Dunn how much she loved his video.
“Next time you’re stuck all by yourself at the Las Vegas airport for hours and hours, please be my guest at my show,” Dion said. “And by the way Richard, you’re more than welcome to use my bathroom!” Her message is so charming, we’ll forgive Dion’s vertical video syndrome.
Dunn will have plenty time to take Dion up on her offer as the diva recently extended her residency at Caesar’s Palace, which began in 2011, to 2019. Until then, check out Dunn’s beautiful homage below. The clip is packed with all sorts of clever shots, which Dunn created by taping his iPhone to pieces of luggage or an wheelchair with a pole sticking out from the back, and then setting them on a moving walkway or escalator. While this makes for a stunning shot of Dunn belting the final chorus from the bottom of an escalator, the real grand finale comes when he pulls a Flashdance and dumps a bottle of water over his himself — in slow motion, of course.