Spanish neighbors start an impromptu band while quarantined at home

Spanish neighbors start an impromptu band while quarantined at home

One of the most upliftingly sad songs of all time is My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion. Anyone who hears the opening few piano notes will almost certainly think of James Cameron's tearjerker from 1997, Titanic.

And, let's face right, right now, it does feel like the world has hit an iceberg in the form of the coronavirus.

Now, a group of Spanish neighbors have taken it upon themselves to start an impromptu band while quarantined at home, and appropriately enough, the song that they chose to play is an instrumental rendition of My Heart Will Go On.

Watch the impromptu band below: 

A video of the performance was posted by Facebook user Pedrito Miguel, featuring pianist Alberto Gestoso playing the song on his balcony. Moments after the song begins, a saxophone player on another balcony joins in.

"This made me cry with emotion," wrote Miguel. "The video is from Barcelona, which is in quarantine like the rest of Spain. Courage and strength to all.

"Thanks to all of you who are staying at home for the good of all."

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At the time of writing, the video has been viewed 11 million times and counting, and in comments that have been translated from Spanish to English, people have praised the performance.

A Facebook comment. Credit: Facebook / Pedrito Miguel

One Facebook user wrote: "God gave us calm dad to reflect why the whole continent of Europe and the world that musical instrument played with lots of love god bless you from Spain."

A Facebook comment. Credit: Facebook / Pedrito Miguel

Another thanked the musicians for their touching performance: "Thank you because there are still people this wonderful."

An Instagram comment. Credit: Facebook / Pedrito Miguel

Meanwhile, a third simply wrote: "People are extraordinary when we want [to be]."

However, this is far from the first group of neighbors who have come together during the pandemic. This empty Italian street rang out with song during the lockdown and a number of musicians are offering free live concerts to lift people's spirits.