A group of Ethiopian school children have sung Nirvana’s classic Smells Like Teen Spirit for rock super-dad Dave Grohl’s birthday.
In one of the most heartwarming birthday surprises you’re sure to ever see, Matt Westerberg of American non-profit organisation Peace Corps taught the legendary anthem to his students as part of their English class.
Speaking in September to Alternative Nation after pulling a similar trick with Pearl Jam’s Even Flow, Westerberg said that, “I thought it would be funny to have the kids try to learn it.”
He noted how much the kids had enjoyed it, and the next day they had “demanded to try it again.”
“After a while we went through most of the song day by day as a motivational tool. At first it was all just a joke, but… the students began to really build confidence through learning the song.”
Now for the second time, Westerberg has given his students some serious inter web airtime in commemoration of the nicest guy in rock’s birthday.
Watch below as the kids perform flips, imitate Grohl’s drum parts and destroy ear drums with their rendition of the songs famous chorus.
Dave Grohl will turn the ripe old age of 47 on Saturday, and is sure to have another big year in his sights after casually appearing on The Muppets and completing a stadium tour with a broken leg in the last few months of his latest year on earth.
Happy Birthday Dave!