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Ted Williams, "the man with the golden voice," chats about all the offers that he's been presented with since an online video of him went viral.
In this photo provided by NBC Universal, homeless man Ted Williams appears on NBC's "Today" show, in New York, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Williams, who was living in a tent near a highway in Columbus, Ohio, just days ago, was in New York for an emotional reunion with his 90-year-old mother, media appearances, and to do some commercial voiceover work. On the "Today" show, he described his previous 48 hours as "outrageous." (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer) NO SALES
The Ohio homeless man many are saying has a golden voice is now the voice of a brand of golden cheese, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
Ted Williams, who up until a few days ago was a panhandler in Columbus, made the announcement during an appearance on NBC's TODAY show on Thursday.
Williams attracted the attention of America earlier this week after a Columbus Dispatch videographer posted roadside video of Williams reciting professional-sounding voice-overs to YouTube.
Lynne Galia, a spokesperson for the Northfield-based company, said the product and their ad agency were moved by William’s story.
"His amazing voice is perfectly suited to our campaign. We were in the middle of making our TV spots and in a unique position to help Ted use his great voice to gain employment," Galia told Ad Age.
The Nevada versus Boston College game finishes Kraft’s many month-long charitable program, which has donated almost 21 million meals to food banks nationwide.
Prior to signing with the blue box, Williams' story landed him a job with a local radio show, a dream job with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and free home.