It is no surprise that music has always bought people together.
A viral video showing a bunch of commuters in the New York Subway singing ‘I want it that way’ by the Backstreet Boys has filled the internet with smiles and all sorts of nostalgia.
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
The video, which was viewed more 2.5 million times was posted on Twitter by an advocate who was also part of this singalong. The video has a shirtless man playing the song on a speaker and everyone on the commute joined in singing that song.
The advocate mentioned that he was having a ‘really tough week’ and seeing everyone singing the song together made him feel that ‘sometimes, people and life surprise you and a little magic happens.’
Clearly, the internet was very happy.
Seeing complete strangers, of all different races and backgrounds, bonding together in this fashion puts the biggest smile on my face.— Sergio P (@SergHooo) June 17, 2019
Music transcends and connects.— good vibes lang (@allgoodvibe) June 17, 2019
Going through my 3rd miscarriage and feeling pretty down. But this made me smile. Thank you for posting it 🥰— Valentina Sorpresa (@marraine_boutiq) June 21, 2019
So wholesome.— Martin (@Arhke) June 29, 2019
Every time I see videos like these I miss New York so much.— Sarah Ryan (@annytwelve) June 17, 2019
This video was also viewed by the Backstreet Boys themselves and they re-shared the tweet quoting ‘They live for moments like these.’
We live for moments like this 🙌🖤 https://t.co/30ghKwteA5— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) June 18, 2019
Even though not everybody here was in synk, this video has just made our inner kid rejoice.