As dozens of patriotic shoppers sing an impromptu rendition of the star-spangled banner at a Walmart in Texas
- Viral TikTok video shows shoppers singing the national anthem at a Walmart in Haslet, Texas on Saturday
- The caption was that a shopper started singing on his own before the whole store joined in.
- Buyers held their hands over their hearts as they sang
- The video has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media
A viral TikTok video captured the moment as dozens of shoppers gathered for an impromptu star-spangled performance at a Walmart in Texas.
The video was recorded in a Haslet store on Saturday and was posted to TikTok by a user with the username @ raised..right.
Men, women and children are seen holding their hands over their hearts as the belt sings the lyrics – eliciting cheers from across the store.
The caption was that a shopper started singing the hymn alone and a few more joined in before the whole store sang.
“Very patriotic scene in Haslet, Tx Walmart 7/3/21, someone started singing the national anthem and people joined in,” the text overlaid on the video reads with the caption: “God bless Texas and God bless the United States! ”
A viral TikTok video captured the moment shoppers gathered in an impromptu national anthem belt on July 3 at a Walmart in Haslet, Texas
According to the caption of the video, a customer started singing the anthem alone and a few more joined in before the whole store sang
So far, the video has been viewed over 1.1 million times and has amassed around 181.4K likes, 17.6K shares and 17.6K comments.
The TiKTok credits the video to the origin of Facebook user Cody Bill Schrage, whose post with the video contains 95,000 shares, 46,000 variable reactions and 19,000 comments.
Facebook user Adrian Figueroa commented, “It’s the most Texan thing I’ve seen and I love it.”
Other social media users around the world were divided over their reaction to the scene, with some proclaiming it a heartfelt display of patriotism and others dismissing it as bizarre and cult-like.
Twitter user Peggy Adamson wrote: “Love this !! So grateful to see other grateful and proud people in our country !! GOD BLESS AMERICA !! ‘
And Twitter user Sam wrote: “As a Canadian, I’ve only seen this happen once here. In 2010, during the Olympic Games in the food court of the Waterfront Center. I would have liked to be more patriotic on a regular basis. Happy 4! ‘
Alternatively, Twitter user GOOD WRITER, whose bio lists her as being from Cymru, Wales, wrote: “Who starts singing the national anthem at WALMART ?? If I started to fall for Hen Wlad fy Nhadau in the middle of my weekly shop at Lidl, I would probably get slapped. His tweet referred to the Welsh national anthem.
It is not known if Schrage was the first to go viral, as images from different angles have since been shared in several other viral posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
In a video shared on Facebook by a user named J.ournal, a lone woman standing under a large American flag banner could be seen singing the first verse before a few other voices joined her.