EDISON, NJ — Brad Paisley Grammy award-winning country singer surprised the teachers of Ben Franklin Elementary at their end of year party on Zoom. The Teachers got together to mark their 57th day of remote learning and ended up with something better than the BINGO prize. 

“We organized a virtual BINGO night on Zoom, and when I heard that Brad was crashing Zooms, I texted him through his IG page, said Stacie Afonso, a Kindergarten teacher at Ben Franklin. “Then he showed up in our Zoom waiting room.”

“It's amazing what this did for us after such a long time remotely teaching our students and feeling the sadness of ending the school year this way,” said Erin. “Brad Paisley will forever be in our hearts and is now an honorary BEN FRANKLIN BOLT for life!” “Thank you from our little teacher's hearts for making our entire year.”