President Barack Obama got a taste of Brotherly Love during his visit to Philadelphia on Sunday -- in the form of a serenade.
While backstage at Temple University's Liacouras Center for a Tom Wolf gubernatorial campaign rally, the five-member local a cappella group, Brotherly Love, treated Mr. Obama to a song.
But the performance was impromptu, group members Rell Swagg and King Kahsheef tell NBC10.
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The group, which had just finished a five song set at the rally, was sitting in a green room when they were called down to take a picture with the president.
"I was more shocked than anything," said Kasheef, a 21-year-old South Philly native. Moments later, they asked if they could sing for Mr. Obama.
After a quick yes, the group broke out into song. The president looked thrilled by the group's talent as he clapped along during the performance.
“He was stoked. He said ‘You guys have got a nice single there. Really good work,'" he said doing an impression of the president. "He’s a genuine guy. Exactly the same as you hear him speak. He’s definitely a stand up guy."
“I makes me feel like unreal. Like why me, like 'Why did it happen to me?' It makes me feel important," Swagg said. The 17-year-old, along with his two brothers Ace, 20, and 18-year-old Jalill, and Kasheef have been singing together for the past three years. They added 19-year-old Jayron three months ago to formally form the group.
Manager Charlie Mack said he's glad Mr. Obama gave the group a chance to meet a positive African-American role model.
"It makes you strive for even the unseen," he said. "This is probably the biggest moment in their lives."