Tonight, the city erupted in a heartfelt rendition of the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me” in a magical NYC moment.
The song started right after the usual 7pm clap that now takes place to thank essential workers for their service.
The tribute was organized by New York Sings Along, a project of The Peace of Heart Choir, which performs free concerts in hospitals, nursing homes and more all over NYC. The project hopes to organize a giant, city-wide sing-along every Thursday to “boost morale” and “honor those on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This week’s choice was the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me,” especially fitting as a tribute since the singer sadly passed away earlier this month.
Take a look at the lovely videos below, and stay tuned for what next week’s song will be!
— Laura Daniel (@LauraMDaniel) April 23, 2020
— Shannon Grant (@Imjustbeingme13) April 23, 2020
Outside our window the 7pm cheer turned into a serenade of, “Lean on Me.”
— Meryl #FreeThemAll (@merylnyc) April 23, 2020
Okay, this video is technically from a few days ago but we couldn’t resist!
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