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Anti-Gay Protester at UMaine Serenaded with Elvis Love Song

(WABI)
Published: Oct. 23, 2017 at 7:14 PM EDT
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Elvis Presley's "Cant Help Falling in Love" topped the charts in the 60's, but the song made an interesting comeback at the University of Maine last week.

The college was celebrating the LGBTQ community during Coming Out Week when an anti-gay protester walked on campus.

More than 100 students joined together on the mall serenading the protester with an a capella version of the Presley classic.

UMaine sophomore Matt McAllister captured the moment.

"Instead of fighting back with violent words or violent actions, people actually fought hate with peace which is exactly what should be going on. It makes me very proud to go to school here, to be part of such a community that can come together in a way like that out of nowhere. Peace doesn't have to be, you know, harmonizing a song. It can be just showing that you respect somebody's differences."

Coming Out Week is inspired by Coming Out Day which is celebrated on October 11th.

McAllister hopes this event will inspire inclusivity and acceptance on college campuses everywhere.