San Francisco's heart will undoubtedly belong to one man Friday.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill for an unveiling of an 8-foot-tall statue honoring legendary singer Tony Bennett. They greeted him with a cheering, standing ovation.
Bennett sang a certain song about leaving his heart in San Francisco at the Fairmont in 1961.
Looking sharp in a blue suit, the 90-year-old New Yorker shook hands with fans. He gave the crowd a wave and a thumbs up. A jazz combo is playing “Happy Birthday.''
The celebration continued Friday evening at AT&T Park when the San Francisco Giants honored Bennett in a pre-game ceremony and throughout the game.
Bennett performed “I Left My Heart in San Francisco'' for fans.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 19, 2016
— City of SanFrancisco (@sfgov) August 19, 2016
Tony Bennett is in San Francisco today as his statue is unveiled. Crowd sings happy birthday to him. pic.twitter.com/fr3X89OhLd
— Christie Smith (@christies_nbc) August 19, 2016