EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — El Paso’s own Khalid surprised hundreds of kids at Ernesto Serna School on Thursday.
The R&B musician delivered early Christmas gifts to students for the holidays.
“I felt like it’s super special to give back, especially to El Paso because I’m not here as often as I would want to be” Khalid said.
Eighth-grader Haydee Shelton said she was shocked by the visit.
“My heart started beating really, really, fast” Shelton said. “He’s just considerate and an amazing person.”
Khalid was born in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and moved to El Paso during his junior year of high school. He graduated from Americas High School.
Recently, Khalid collaborated with music legend Elton John for a song called “Young Dumb & Broke.”
“I feel like it’s definitely a lot on my back. Hugging kids and seeing them cry on my arms, but as long as I know I can impact them for the better that’s what really means a lot to me” Khalid said.