Barbra Streisand has created a touching tribute to the frontline workers of the COVID-19 crisis.
The gay icon released a new video Tuesday to her track "You'll Never Walk Alone," which honors medical and other essential workers. The day also happens to be the eve of National Nurses Day, a day celebrating the contributions and sacrifices of nurses.
Streisand first recorded "You'll Never Walk Alone" in 1997; it was a cover of a song from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
However, Streisand's version achieved cultural prominence in 2001, when she gave a surprise performance of it at the Emmy Awards as a tribute to the first responders of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
"I sang this song almost 20 years ago after 9/11. Today we face another crisis, but I think the words still apply," Streisand stated in the video's introduction. "With love and gratitude, Barbra."
Streisand encouraged viewers to donate to DirectRelief, a nonprofit that connects frontline workers with medical resources.
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