Bonnie Raitt was deeply moved by the response to her song “Just Like That”
Bonnie Raitt’s song “Just Like That” recently won the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs award for Song of the Year and has received a tremendous outpouring of messages from listeners. The song was inspired by a news segment about a woman meeting the man who received her son’s heart for the first time and tells the fictional story of a woman named Olivia Zand who finds redemption and grace through the loving act of organ donation.
The song has moved listeners to tears and has prompted many to share their own personal stories about organ donation. Some have shared stories of loved ones whose lives were saved by organ donation, while others have shared stories of their own heart-wrenching experiences with the guilt of not being able to fulfill the wish of a loved one to donate their organs.
The Power of Music to Connect People and Bring About Positive Change
Bonnie Raitt has expressed her gratitude for the emotional response her song has elicited and has encouraged more awareness and support for organ donation registration and infrastructure. She has shared a link to an op-ed by Dr. Maureen McBride, the interim CEO of United Network for Organ Sharing, that highlights the importance of supporting organ donation programs and the ways in which individuals can help.
It is truly touching to see how Bonnie Raitt’s song has resonated with so many people and has brought about a meaningful conversation about organ donation. For Bonnie, the emotional response from listeners is more meaningful than any award or commercial success. Her song serves as a beautiful reminder of the power of music to connect people and bring about positive change.
Read the original Bonnie Facebook post here.
To read these many responses, please visit the “Just Like That” lyric video at the following link and read the comments below the video. https://youtu.be/Skd0XR3twCA