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Party at Pearson: Newfoundlanders start singalong at airport during flight delay

A typical group of passengers who found out their flight was delayed would share grunts and disgruntled whispers. These people from Newfoundland did the opposite.

Two gentlemen brought out their instruments at Pearson airport while a young boy stood in the middle and sang.

Facebook Video / Michelle Sacrey Philpott

Two gentlemen brought out their instruments at Pearson airport while a young boy stood in the middle and sang.

It was almost as if they were gathered around a campfire on a warm summer evening. 

It was spontaneous, joyful and geniune.

But they have a name for that in Newfoundland and Labrador. It's called a Newfoundland Kitchen Party, and Toronto's Pearson International Airport became the stage for a great one.

The impromptu singalong began after a delayed flight when two gentlemen happened to have a guitar and an accordion handy.

Dozens gathered around the airport lobby to join in for several songs, including a young boy who stepped up with a heartful solo (at the two-minute mark below) to sing Capelin Time by The Dunne Family.

Michelle Sacrey Philpott, whose original Facebook video has almost 360,000 views, summed up the beautiful moment of camaraderie in one caption.

"This is just one of the reasons why we are proud to be a Newfoundlander."

You can sing along and play the entire kitchen party on repeat in the videos below.

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