SOS: Broken-hearted dude belts ‘Mamma Mia’ all over Japan

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There isn’t much that ABBA doesn’t improve. Just ask Austin Weber. He said he and his girlfriend had planned to visit Japan before she broke up with him, and instead of not going at all, he invited his dad to be his travel buddy. But this wasn’t just a father-son bonding trip; it was an homage to being “broken-hearted” a la “Mamma Mia.”

For his one-man music video, Weber—with the filming help of his dad—sings the iconic song all around Kyoto. Whether he’s standing in a river, at the top of a mountain, or exploring the streets of the city, Weber is committed to belting out ABBA no matter where he is or what everybody else is doing around him—and some of them certainly appear to wonder.

With some low-tech touches and an electronic melody, it might end up being the kind of cathartic release we’ve all been looking for.

H/T Reddit

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.