Sharon Van Etten makes newscaster cry

Sharon Van Etten showed up for a surprise show on 3 News in New Zealand on Wednesday. The performance was arranged especially for newscaster John Campbell, who couldn’t make her first show in Auckland because he had to work.

The whole thing could have turned out overly saccharine and affected, like something from a Zach Braff movie, but it’s … oddly charming. Apparently Campbell is one of her biggest fans, and he breaks down in tears of joy as she performs. “Sometimes music just keeps you afloat, doesn’t it?” he says as she starts to play.

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