Pharrell Williams cries at ‘Donegal is Happy’ video
RnB superstar Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears after seeing a montage that included scenes from a video made by the Donegal tourist board.
The video, called Happy Donegal, features residents of the Irish county looking happy and dancing to the camera to the soundtrack of Williams’ recent hit ‘Happy’.
People of all ages are dancing in various locations across the county including the beach, the countryside, the town and several cafes, bars and shops.
It was announced earlier this week that chat queen Oprah Winfrey would play scenes from the video on her next ‘Oprah Prime’ TV show.
Williams was a guest on the show and when Oprah introduced the clips from the Donegal video along with others from a number of different countries such as Slovakia, Portugal Malawi, Iceland, Taiwan and more she told Williams: “People started putting up videos from around the world of themselves getting ‘Happy.”
He was moved by what he saw and shed a tear. Oprah told him: “It makes me cry too.”
Williams said: “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do. I appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I can make it to this point to feel that.
Check out the video of Pharell Williams on Oprah Prime below and beneath that is the ‘Donegal is Happy’ video which has over 150,000 YouTube hits.