John Legend is a gift we simply do not deserve.
He’s so classy, and so talented, and he’s got the most beautiful family in Chrissy Teigen and their baby, Luna.
And now we’ve got another little thing to add to his great big pile of wondrousness:
This is John’s music video for his song “Love Me Now,” and if it doesn’t make you cry, then maybe get your tear ducts examined.
At the very least, hop on Google and figure out how to unthaw your cold, cold heart.
The video features footage from the Domiz Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq, the Dominican Republic, Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, and Orlando, particularly of couples and children.
There’s also a few scenes showing John with Chrissy, and there’s also Luna in her music video debut.
All those images are enough to cause a mental breakdown, but throw in John’s chorus:
I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone
So I’m gonna love you know, like it’s all I have
I know it’ll kill me when it’s over
I don’t wanna think about it, I want you to love me now
And it’s enough to just break your heart to pieces.
But while John is obviously an emotional guy, he says it was a lucky accident that such a touching video was released the same week we all really needed some uplifting.
Here, check out his incredible message for yourself:
It’s been quite a time for the United States and the rest of the world as we all watched the election results come in early Wednesday morning.
Some of us wept for our country. Some of us celebrated. Some of us are already taking to the streets in protest.
You all know how I wanted and expected the election to go.
I wanted us to choose unity and inclusion over building walls and singling out ethnic and religious groups for hate and suspicion. I wanted us to choose progress over yearning for some long-lost mythical era when America was supposedly greatest.
I wanted us to destroy the highest glass ceiling instead of electing an admitted sexual assaulter. But we did not.
These are the election results and all of us will have to learn to deal with it.
I will not give up though. I will continue to be aware and vigilant. I will continue to speak out for justice.
We didn’t think about the election when we planned the release date for this song and video. But in this time of conflict and uncertainty, it’s clear that we all need more love.
I find it in my family and in my music. Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news.
But it’s also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us. Those who are marginalized and rejected, feared and left behind.
The video premieres Friday and features a diverse group of people from all over the world. From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR.
Love is universal. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that.
If you want to join our celebration of love, use the hashtag #lovemenow and send us a picture of you and someone you care about.
Like we said, we really, honestly do not deserve the greatness that is John Legend.