The moment a load of New Yorkers sang a Backstreet Boys hit on the subway is quite heartwarming

They say New Yorkers, and other big city dwellers, are unfriendly, or even surly, but a clip bouncing around the internet suggests that they’re not angry loners but people just waiting for the right song to come along.

They’ll never win any choir awards, but it’s a wonderful display of community spirit. Here are some of our favourite comments.

Best of all, the actual Backstreet Boys reacted with this:

In case you were wondering how it usually sounds, here’s the classic original.

Source: Joel Wertheimer