On Monday’s episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg introduced the very well-spoken 14-year-old Harrison Fribush to help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
It seems the seventh-grader came across the viral video of Baltimore’s Cardinal Shehan School Community choir singing with Andra Day and Common on The View two years ago and was inspired.
He approached his choir director at Krieger Schechter Day School (also in Baltimore) about uniting the two very different choirs through the power of music.
The all-Black and all-Jewish middle school choirs met up and worked on a joint version of “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.
Goldberg found out about the teamwork and invited them on The View to sing a medley of “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “Imagine.”
The cherry on the top was a surprise performance by out Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Billy Porter joining the talented tykes for “Imagine.”
You may have heard Mr. Porter sings a bit…
The results were uplifting, powerful, magical, and a reminder that yes, children are the future.
“Teach them well and let them lead the way…”
Posting the clip to Instagram, Porter wrote, “Did you all see @theviewabc yesterday? I was honored to join the Cardinal Shehan School Community and Krieger Schechter Day School choirs in a special surprise performance of ‘Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ and ‘Imagine,’ honoring #MLKDay.”
“These children are a beautiful example of our power to change hearts and minds through the arts,” added Porter.
Take a second to feel good about something for a few minutes and hit the play button.