Two Boston police officers made headlines this Fourth of July holiday, by singing a beautiful rendition of the coveted song “God Bless America” from their squad car. The video went viral for all the right reasons.
Let’s see it!
Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty gave goosebumps to countless Americans on Wednesday, when their duet hit YouTube and news outlets with a fury.
While acting casually both before and after, they belted out the beloved Irving Berlin classic — which was composed 100 years ago on Wednesday — with impressive coordination.
Awww. What did people say about it?
Tavares said of her and “Stevie’s” tribute, “Music is universal. It brings the world together with so much bad news, I believe you need to see the real human side — that we’re human, people.”
She told The Patch, “I have driven with plenty of officers over my 17 years and the majority of them want them to stop singing.” Tavares says of her and McNulty’s video, titled “Carpool Karaoke,” that we might just see more of this.
On the Boston Police Department’s website, a statement was issued that read: “Happy to see two of our officers, Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty, getting into the mood for all the upcoming 4th of July festivities planned for the Boston area and surrounding communities.
“Please feel free to sing along with them as they make their way through our city.”