- Justin Bieber surprised a youth gospel group who were performing a dance routine to his new song “Holy” in West Hollywood, California, on Friday.
- The gospel group performed their “Holy” routine in front of a fire station before they were surprised by Bieber, according to a video originally shared by TMZ.
- The young fans didn’t seem to notice Bieber until after their routine, when the singer popped up beside them and pulled down his face mask.
- The dancers screamed in excitement upon recognizing Bieber, according to a video of the event.
Justin Bieber recently surprised a group of young fans who were performing a dance routine to his new single, “Holy.”
Bieber released the new music video for “Holy,” featuring Chance The Rapper, on Friday. The video shows Bieber as an oil-rig worker who gets laid off due to the “global situation.” The video also stars “Grown-ish” actor Ryan Destiny as his on-screen partner, as well as “That 70s Show” star Wilmer Valderrama, who portrays a Navy serviceman.
According to Elle Magazine, the song’s lyrics seem to allude to Bieber’s marriage with Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) and why they chose to get married in September 2018 after they started dating that June.
On Friday, Bieber made a cameo at an event held by a youth gospel group in West Hollwyood, California, where the members were performing a dance routine to “Holy.” TMZ was the first to report on Bieber’s surprise appearance.
Singer Brandon Winbush, who was present at the event, posted a video on Instagram of the gospel group performers dancing and reacting to Bieber’s surprise.
“Those kids will never forget that moment! Their reactions, when they realized @justinbieber was standing right beside them, will forever warm my heart!” Winbush wrote in the caption.
At the start of the video, the fans didn’t seem to notice Bieber, who was wearing a face mask.
As the youth group continues their dance to the song “Holy,” Bieber can be seen in the background joining in with some of his own moves.
As the group finishes their dance, they’re told that someone wants to say hello to them. Bieber then pulls down his mask and his young fans immediately recognize him, with some screaming in excitement.
Following his surprise appearance, Bieber posed for a photo with the youth group.
Instagram users reacted to Bieber’s surprise and the heartwarming moment.
“One of the many reasons I’ve always rocked with Bieber!” one Instagram user wrote on Winbush’s post.
“I enjoyed it as much as the kids!!! They will never forget it!!” another Instagram user commented.
On Twitter, Bieber replied to a fan’s tweet of the video from his surprise at the youth group’s dance, calling it a “Lot of fun.”
It’s not the first time Bieber has brightened fans’ days with a surprise appearance. In January, YouTube creator David Dobrik picked up a group of fans for a drive in his car while Bieber hid in the backseat, waiting to jump out and surprise them.
Brandon Winbush and representatives for Justin Bieber did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.