The Public School 22 choir from Staten Island, New York, gave an epic performance of Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” that tugged at the heartstrings of their teacher Adriana Lopez, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
The group of fifth-graders dedicated the song to Lopez by commenting on their Facebook page that her “bravery and dedication to her students amidst a difficult fight with breast cancer has inspired us all… We love you, Mrs. Lopez!!”
The song rapidly got over one million views on YouTube.
At the end of every year the musical group always performs a special song with their director Gregg Breinberg. This year the chorus had a special surprise for Lopez, who wiped away tears throughout the performance.
Toward the end of the chorus, the kids raised up pink carnations to honor their teacher.
“I want to thank you for this special moment,” said Lopez while holding a bouquet of the pink carnations. “It’s not easy, but I will get through it because I have wonderful friends at this school.”
The PS22 choir is known for their coverage of popular songs and notably paid tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.