A fourth grader is urging his community to imagine a world of peace.
Back in May, 10-year-old Adam Kornowski performed a version of John Lennon‘s 1971 utopian anthem “Imagine” as part of a talent show at Lakeside Elementary School in Chisago City — a small Minnesota town with a population of just over 5,000.
Accompanying himself on piano, the little boy evoked an awe-struck hush in the auditorium, followed by a standing ovation. “There wasn’t a parent in the room with a dry eye by the end,” Kornowski’s mother Michelle captioned a video of the performance that she posted to Facebook. The clip quickly went viral, earning more than 10 million views to date.
In a follow-up post shared last week, Michelle expressed her thanks for the outpouring of warm responses to her son’s sweet and heartfelt cover.
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“Please know if you liked, commented or shared it we are very grateful,” she wrote. “People have said the most beautiful things and I know he is feeling wonderful about it. I will keep reading the comments and sharing them with Adam. I am in awe of the response. So thank you all!!”