On the third night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, dozens of Broadway stars lined up on stage to lend their voices to a moving musical tribute to victims of gun violence.
The song they sang was "What the World Needs Now Is Love," Hal David and Burt Bacharach's 1965 classic. It's the song that many of the same stars recorded together last month in a call for change following the Orlando nightclub shooting. Proceeds from sales of the song go to the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
Those present for the sing-along included Frozen stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, as well as Debra Messing, Darren Criss, Audra McDonald and Rosie Perez.
The singers passed the mic down the row from person to person as they each performed a different line of the song. Then they all combined their voices to sing the chorus. Many people in the crowd chose to sing along, joining hands and swaying.
When the song was finished, the singers chanted, "Love!" and made hearts with their hands as the crowd applauded.
In a time when news of worldwide tragedy seems to reach our ears every single day, such a message of love is needed and appreciated.