Justin Bieber hugged, sang, danced and played with young survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon on Tuesday, bringing cheer to the disaster zone amid an international relief effort.
Bieber flew unannounced to the central city of Tacloban just over a month after it was devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan and sang Christmas carols to children at a heavily damaged local school amid tight security, witnesses said.
During the performance, a boy hopped on the improvised stage and danced to the 19-year-old Canadian superstar’s lead.
Bieber also played basketball at an improvised sandlot court with some of the young boys, later hugging some of them and posing for photos.
The money that would be raised would give child survivors access to education, vaccinations, clean water and sanitation, she said.
Prior to visiting the Philippines, Bieber had posted a message on fund raising website Prizeo.com urging his millions of fans to donate to the victims of the typhoon, the strongest to ever hit land.
He sounds gooood!!
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