Flash mobs aim to create joy through surprise, and the people who participate in flash mobs usually feel like they’ve gotten to be a part of something special.
Being amazed by a flash mob while you eat counts as a valid surprise, and it can’t get any more special than hearing “Hallelujah.”
This surprise took place at a food court, and more than 100 people joined in on the fun.
As the video begins, the camera slides over unsuspecting customers’ faces.
They’re at the mall and the food court is full. Initially, it just looks like a bunch of people enjoying their lunch. Everyone blends together at first and it’s hard to pinpoint who is about to sing. Just then, the camera stops on a woman holding her phone who stands up and starts to sing. People seem to be confused, but then others join in.
Before long, everyone there is singing!
The first woman was very brave to stand up like that and sing.
We loved how everyone smiled and felt joy as soon as they realized what was happening. They all start as individuals, but the power of the moment builds with each new voice.
Everyone at that food court could grasp the significance of the message contained in this beautiful chorus.
Though this isn’t an easy piece to perform, everyone who grew up in choir probably still remembers their part perfectly. That’s what makes this song perfect for a flash mob—you can be almost 100 percent sure that most people will join in and sing along!
The best part is when people who are not part of the performance stand up and join in.
Slowly, one by one, everyone stood up in this video.
“Hallelujah” resonated through the whole room. As you watch, you can almost feel the Christmas warmth touching your skin. People felt the need to join in, we almost felt how relaxed people were in this flash mob. Some of them took out cameras, to film the whole thing. Some people stood up even though they weren’t singing. The reason they stand is important because standing is what is traditionally done when hearing the “Hallelujah.” It’s been a custom all over the world since the first performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in England.
In the end, everyone is on their feet with their hands up in the air, smiling happily.
If that’s not a mission accomplished, then we don’t know what is. Every bit of this flash mob felt like home.
Since the clip was posted online, it has earned more than 54 million views on YouTube!
Even though it was posted so long ago, it’s beautiful how the video is still relevant and will probably stay that way forever.
Christmas will be celebrated every year, and we will remember how a shopping mall felt unity and praise when one word united them all together. It brings happy tears to realize that people felt tremendous joy for being part of something special like this. Flash mobs like this one should happen every year! As this clip shows, the feeling of unity is always there—we just have to encourage it.
Congratulations to these singers on a successful performance! Be sure to watch the whole performance in the link below:
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