Pop star Ed Sheeran surprised high school students in Tampa, Florida, during band class on Friday, May 19, playing for them and giving them guitars and tickets to a show.
Videos filmed by Hillsborough County Public Schools at Middleton High School show Sheeran joining in on a song and meeting with students.
“Times forever frozen still for a group of Middleton and Blake High School students that were surprised today by Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Not only did he play a few of his songs, but he also donated some guitars and gave all the students tickets to his concert tomorrow night at Raymond James Stadium,” Hillsborough County Public Schools said in social media posts. Credit: Hillsborough County Public Schools via Storyful
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ED SHEERAN: Thanks so much, guys. I-- Yeah, well, I thought I'd come and play some songs for you. I've also brought some guitars to give to you guys for the music department, and--
I'm playing a sold out stadium tomorrow, but I've got tickets for all of you guys to come.
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ED SHEERAN: But, you know, tomorrow is to like 72,000 people, and right here, I'm going to play a tiny concert now if that's-- if that's OK, and--
["PERFECT" PLAYING] I found a love for me. Darling, just dive right in. Follow my lead. And I found a girl, beautiful and sweet. I never knew you were the someone waiting for me.
'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was. I will not give you up this time. Darling, just kiss me slow. Your heart is all I own, and in your eyes, you're holding mine. Baby, I'm dancing in the dark.
["PHOTOGRAPH" PLAYING] Loving can hurt sometimes, but it's the only thing that I know. When it gets hard, you know it gets hard sometimes, it is the only thing that makes us feel alive.
We keep this love in a photograph. We made these memories for ourselves where our eyes are never closing, our hearts were never broken, and time's forever frozen still.
So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans, holding me closer 'till our eyes meet. You won't ever be alone. Wait for me to come home.
Loving can heal. Loving can mend your soul. It as the only thing that I know. I swear it gets easier. Remember with every piece of ya, and it's the only thing to take with us when we die.
We keep this love in a photograph. We make these memories for ourselves. When our eyes are never closing, our hearts are never broken, and time's forever frozen still.
So you can hold me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans, holding me closer 'till our eyes meet, and you won't ever be alone. And if it hurts me, that's OK, baby.