Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II soldier back to Houston.
Cupp, who is from Elizabethton, Tennessee, took to Facebook last week to share what happened next, which elicited tears and goosebumps from many.
“The pilot announced he would be exiting the plane first, as he got up to leave there were a group of young people who had been on tour in Europe all of a sudden they broke out singing Glory Hallelujah,” Cupp wrote on her July 20 post. “Listen how beautiful !! Will bring a tear to your eye.”.
Many commenters on Facebook were very thankful that Cupp shared the video of the young singers, and were not only moved by the beautiful vocals, but the reason they sang it.
“That was beautiful! Both the singing and the respect. It gave me chillbumps. Thank you for sharing this. Thank you,” wrote MaryKay Robinson Bearden.
Wendy Graham said she “seriously got goosebumps & tears!!
“THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this!” she wrote.
“Wow, I got chills. Beautiful tribute to WW11 Veteran and Escort. I love our Country and support all men & women in the military,” Karen Stevens wrote.
J Harold Ray said it was “refreshing to know we have a loving group of young people who are respectful of our country. Thanks for sharing.”
The minute-long video over the past week has already accumulated over 130,000 views and more than 1,200 shares.
Watch the touching tribute above.