Cleveland radio show host Rover talks about Amanda Berry's surprise appearance at RoverFest 2013

CLEVELAND - It's the video that everyone is talking about.

Amanda Berry, one of the three women held hostage at Ariel Castro's home for nearly a decade, made a surprise appearance Saturday at the RoverFest 2013 concert held at Voinovich Park in Cleveland.

And NewsChannel5's Kristin Volk talked to the radio show host for 100.7 Monday morning about the story behind Berry's appearance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Amanda & Gina enjoy weekend

Rover said the appearance was a surprise to him as well. A few weeks earlier, Rover made an impromptu off-the-cuff invitation to Berry on his radio show.

"I wish I could take credit for organizing the whole thing, but she showed up on her own, there was no planning," Rover said.

Rover, the man behind the concert itself, said it was actually security at the event who helped connect the two of them.

"They go, 'Actually, no, she's here. She's right over there in the crowd asking for you.'"

That's when Rover said he went up to Berry and asked her and her friends to come on stage. Rover said Berry was hesitant at first, but when he offered her family and friends to join her as well, she quickly changed her mind.

"I was surprised, but I was actually happy to see her out and enjoying herself and having a good time ... She was very soft-spoken, very appreciative, actually very friendly," he said.

And when she did appear on stage, the crowd went wild.

"I know she was very, very touched by the reaction people gave her," Rover said. "I actually looked out in the crowd and saw grown men crying to see a smile on her face."

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