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.
Had a really tough week and tonight I was the subway and some guy walks between train cars, shirtless, bumping a speaker. I wasn't in the mood for Showtime particularly. But sometimes people and life surprise you and a little magic happens. pic.twitter.com/S7o4282SOS
— Joel Wertheimer (@Wertwhile) June 17, 2019
They’ll never win any choir awards, but it’s a wonderful display of community spirit. Here are some of our favourite comments.
"I wasn't in the mood.for showtime" is in fact the most relatable New York quote of all time https://t.co/YCsSC3FoJB
— Ryley Rubin (@bkboundbkfound) June 18, 2019
And not one person sang, “Now number five.”
— Kitty (@bees_dot_gif) June 17, 2019
Perfect. Everybody from different places and we all get along. That’s how we New Yorkers do. ❤️
— Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) June 17, 2019
My fantasy is to live in a musical. I want this to happen to me.
— Megan LeBlanc (@msmeganl) June 17, 2019
Best of all, the actual Backstreet Boys reacted with this:
We live for moments like this 🙌🖤 https://t.co/30ghKwteA5
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) June 18, 2019
In case you were wondering how it usually sounds, here’s the classic original.
Source: Joel Wertheimer