PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS12) — A local kindergarten class got a surprise Monday via the internet.
A rock superstar paid them a visit.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Marsh Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens is closed and students are being taught online at home.
One kindergarten class had a virtual visitor for a few minutes this week, who really left them amazed and thrilled.
“I have been doing school crafts and scooter riding, during this old quarantine....” Jon Bon Jovi sang to the students.
The rock superstar took a few minutes Monday to surprise the students in Mr. Bonick’s kindergarten class.
Bon Jovi—who was in New Jersey—paid the students a visit on Google Classroom.
He recently came out with a song titled “Do What You Can” to encourage people to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic.
The kids’ teacher says Bon Jovi left the second verse empty and urged people on his Facebook page to write their own words. So the teacher gave his students the assignment to write their own words and submitted them via email to Bon Jovi’s assistant last week.
“They fell in love with writing examples from the children. And the next thing I know Bon Jovi said he wanted to surprise the students," teacher Michael Bonick said.
Bon Jovi sang the children’s words when he paid a visit to their class for a few minutes Monday.
“We have extra time for family and days of having fun. Even though it's kinda scary, together we are one. I can’t wait to see my friends again," Bon Jovi sang as the children listened.
“He wanted to keep it a surprise for the kids, he wanted to reward the kids for all their hard work," Bonick said.
He says having a rock star known around the world visit their class was a big treat for the kids.
“I never in a million years thought Bon Jovi would be so gracious enough to surprise the kids, take their words from the assignment and play the song to them. What a phenomenal guy," Bonick said.
The teacher says Bon Jovi put smiles on the kids’ faces and the memory of his brief visit to their class will stay with them long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.