The cappella group from Acapella Ministries Worship Leader Institute flash mob’s a stirring rendition of a gospel song that brought joy to patrons and workers at a Chick-fil-A in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dozens of members descended on the restaurant dining room and broke out in the Bill Withers’s “Lean on Me” hit song.
In a video, posted by Jake Jones on Facebook, it appears that the singers had stationed themselves around the Chick-fil-A, slowly jumping up from their seats as they harmonize, and blending in with patrons as they ate their sandwiches and drank their fountain drinks.
Both staffers and patrons can be heard cheering, and singing and clapping along with the singers. At the end of the clip, the flash mob is given a round of applause.
‘Whenever you get a group of a cappella worship leaders together it’s hard for us not to sing together,’ Jones told Fox News.
Jones said that he and the other singers were attending Acappella Ministries’ Worship Leader Institute 2019 and that they had decided to choreograph the flash mob “to encourage patrons and employees at the Chick-Fil-A.”
“We’ve noticed every time we do something like this, people comment on the videos saying, ‘This is just what I needed,’ ‘We need more of this,’ and ‘Why can’t we have more of this in the world?’ We never know who will be touched through this,” Jones said.
‘We feel it is our mission in life to spread God’s awesome news through the talents and gifts He’s given us,’ Jones said. ‘What better way than to lift people up in song!’