ABOVE: Watch The Morning Show discuss the video by Richard Dunn. The full video is at the bottom of this post.
This story has been updated to include reaction from Celine Dion.
TORONTO — What does a grown man do when he’s stuck overnight in the Las Vegas airport? He makes an epic music video, of course.
Moncton, N.B. native Richard Dunn found himself with a lot of time on his hands at McCarran International Airport so he used his iPhone and some MacGyver-type ingenuity to create a lip-synch version of Eric Carmen’s 1975 power ballad “All By Myself” as recorded by Celine Dion in 1996.
Dunn, who now lives in Georgia and works as lighting designer, used the terminal’s escalators and moving walkways to his advantage.
An airport worker gave him a roll of luggage tape so he could attach his iPhone to a wheelchair and to the extended handle of his computer bag.
Dunn also did a fairly convincing job of channeling Canada’s chest-pounding chanteuse by mouthing the words to the song playing on his iPad.
BELOW: Watch Celine Dion’s message to Richard Dunn.
Dunn spent the night at the airport after voluntarily being bumped from two Delta flights in exchange for vouchers. He shot the video for three hours starting at 2 a.m. when only cleaners remained in the terminal.
The video was posted last weekend and has quickly gone viral.
Carmen, who wrote the song and therefore collects royalties, has seemingly approved of Dunn’s version — the 64-year-old tweeted a link to the video on Tuesday.
McCarran Airport also tweeted a link to the video.
On Thursday, Dion posted a video in which she said she “loved” Dunn’s tribute.
“The video was hilarious and very touching,” the singer said.
Dion also invited Dunn to be her guest at her Vegas show — and added: “You’re more than welcome to use my bathroom.”
BELOW: Watch Richard Dunn’s video for “All By Myself.”
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