Open Thread: Flash Mob Cheers Up Madrid Unemployment Office With Beatles Music

A flashmob of musicians has cheered up the long queue in a busy Spanish unemployment office by playing the Beatles' Here Comes the Sun.

Spain is suffering an unprecedented economic crisis with about 800,000 jobs lost in 2012, more than half of under-25-year-olds are unemployed, total unemployment at 26% and expected to grow. As you can imagine, the unemployment offices there are rather dismal, with the staff feeling helpless and the unemployed waiting in the lines feeling hopeless.

Carne Curda 2.0, a program on Spanish radio, wanted to do something to help, even if just temporarily. They organized a small flashmob to perform and sing The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" for one of the unemployment offices in Madrid. As you can see in the video above, the result was truly touching.

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