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A Small Crowd Gathers To Watch Him Perform, Then A Woman Starts Singing Behind Him

Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Atlanta-based street performer Alex Guthrie has always dreamed of being a star. While he has always been eager to show off his voice and guitar abilities to anyone who would listen in his favorite hometown park, he was in for the surprise of a lifetime when a legendary singer joined him for an impromptu performance one afternoon.

It began just like any day for Alex, who was performing next to an open guitar case with a sign that read, “Fund my dreams.”

Alex crooned Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day,” though passersby largely ignored him.

That changed in a big way mid-song, though, when Jennifer Hudson (as in the Jennifer Hudson) unexpectedly showed up to lend Alex a hand at singing.

American Family Insurance was behind the emotional surprise. It was all part of the “Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly” campaign, whose goal is to demonstrate that with right support, any dream is possible.

Alex was clearly in disbelief when the Grammy Award-winning recording artist sneaked up behind him in the middle of his tune. However, he kept on strumming and singing, not missing a beat as Jennifer showed off her powerful pipes. Her voice proved to be the perfect addition to Alex’s guitar chords.

In no time, a huge crowd had formed, clapping and cheering them on. What began as a humble show turned into an amazing singing spectacle, as well as a day that Alex will undoubtedly never forget.

Check out their entire performance below — it’ll definitely have you toe-tapping by the end.

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