CHICAGO, Ill. — A chorus teacher who battled and beat cancer was welcomed back to school with a heartwarming surprise performance she won’t soon forget.
Inside Edition reports that Gabrielyn Watson, 59, taught at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill., for 17 years. She recently had to take seven months off to fight multiple myeloma but is now in remission.
After hearing about her battle, former and current students pulled together to welcome her back to the classroom and thank her for all she’d done for them.
The surprise was orchestrated by Peter Frank, who was a finalist on the 10th season of “American Idol.” He contacted Kleenex to help with the surprise, and it was caught on video and shared by the company.
As Watson walked down the hallway, Frank jumps out singing “Amazing Grace,” and is joined by others.
Watson was so overcome with emotion that she dropped to the floor.
Watch the awesome surprise in the video player above.