Spontaneous Texas hospital singers go viral

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BAYTOWN, Texas — Two strangers put on a spontaneous music performance at a hospital in Texas. The man playing the piano was delighted when a woman sat down next to him and started to sing.

The video has been viewed 3.4 million times in just a week. The duo sounds like they’ve been singing together for years, but they really just met.

“The more I listened to her, the more I thought, ‘Now this woman has got the goods,'” Pentecostal Pastor Mark Willhoite said.

Willhoite and his wife, Sherry, were ministering to patients at the hospital. Willhoite was playing music and singing when Vera Swain spontaneously joined him.

“I didn’t make it to my destination until, I guess, an hour or something later,” Swain said.

When Sherry Willhoite posted the video to her Facebook page, the views skyrocketed.

“We were watching the views and thought this is awesome, and it just kept going up and up and up,” Sherry said.

Swain couldn’t believe how popular she became on social media.

“I have gotten several texts from friends saying, ‘Miss Vera, you’ve gone viral on Facebook.’ I wasn’t sure; I said, ‘Now, what does that mean? What does viral mean?’ They said, ‘That means you’re popular!'”

Willhoite added, “It’s always been about reaching souls, and changing lives.”

*Information via CNN/KTRK-TV