We’ve all been there: you missed your connecting flight, nobody cares, and you’re left to wile away an entire night in an empty airport. Some crumble under these conditions, but Richard Dunn had a better idea. Sentenced to the purgatory of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, he decided to make a touching tribute to anyone who’s been abandoned in an airport, to the tune of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” a.k.a. the song you eat ice cream to when you get dumped. Thank you, Richard Dunn, for putting a face to this epidemic. And thank you, internet, for existing.

What sad lonely song will you cover next time you’re abandoned at the airport?

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Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.

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