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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: A homeless man tries to stay warm on a Manhattan street on an unseasonably cold day on March 15, 2017 in New York City. New Yorkers are getting back to work after a late winter storm brought heavy snow, wind and sleet to the city. Across the city schools and businesses were closed and transportation was severely restricted. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A video of a homeless opera singer belting out a song in an L.A. subway station went viral this week. And it’s already completely changed her life . . .

Her name is Emily Zamourka. She’s originally from Russia. And she used to make money playing her VIOLIN on the street. Then some jerk tried to steal it and broke it. Which was a big deal, because it was worth about TEN GRAND.

It was also how she made a living. So her only choice was to start singing for money. And it turns out she has a great voice too.

A cop in L.A. happened to see her in the subway last week. Then the LAPD posted the video on Twitter, and it blew up.

Since going viral, the woman has found a place to stay, someone gave her a new violin, she’s booked a singing gig and now she has a GoFundMe page. The page has already raised around $45,000.

[Source: NBC4/Washington Post/ABC7]