Have you ever been in a public space and heard someone humming along as they go about their business and thought “wow that is a seriously beautiful melody?”
That is exactly what happened to Donnell Cross while he was shopping at a Walmart in Alpharetta, Georgia!
He heard Cassandra Nelson humming along as she was shopping and
had an idea.
Cross approaches Nelson and asks her if she knows a song.
If This World Were Mine by Cheryl Lynn and Luther Vandross.
Nelson admits she does and Cross begins singing it quickly and flawlessly.
The song brings an immediate smile to Nelson’s face!
She seems completely unphased by Cross’ singing in a public space and instead just goes with the flow and completely enjoys it!
Soon enough, she sees her opportunity to join in and begins singing herself!
Her voice is of course completely spectacular!
My favourite thing about the video is this guy in the background who literally stops in his tracks to watch the performance! You can see him in the last picture and this one just below!
The two perform a beautiful duet together!
And they are both clearly having a blast the entire time! People slow down and stare as they pass by the shopping aisle, but that’s only during the warm up!
You would think this would be extremely intimidating for most people, and you’re definitely right! Most people would shrink into a social awkward turtle shell if someone started singing at the them in public, let alone propositioned them to sing along with them as well!
BUT Researchers have found that singing, especially in groups, actually improves your mental health! So these two just did themselves a huge favor by performing at random in front of a bunch of strangers!
Christopher Bergland from Psychology Today writes:
“[The researchers’] final conclusion was that people from all walks of life who participated in a community singing group maintained or improved their mental health. The researchers speculate that the combination of singing and socializing was key to optimizing mental health because it promoted ongoing feelings of belonging and overall well-being.”
“We quickly began to see the massive impact it was having. All of the participants we spoke to reported positive effects on their mental health as a direct result of taking part in the singing workshops. For some, it represented one component of a wider programme of support. For others, it stood out as key to their recovery or maintenance of health.”
As you can see in the picture above, the two quickly draw a large crowd once they really begin to show off their singing chops. Through pure luck, both of the singers are exceptionally talented!
As the song finishes, the two embrace in a hug and revel in the joy they not only shared together but spread to others as well. The gathered crowd claps and Nelson turns around to see the huge gathering, letting out a good, shocked laugh!
The best thing as that, while these two seem to know each other and perform together as if they have been singing for years, Cross finally asks after singing the song “what’s your name?” revealing that they are complete strangers!
Saying it’s worth a watch and a listen is an understatement to say the least, you can check out the video below!
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