Viral ‘Uptown Funk’ Tribute Brings Bruno Mars to Tears

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Bruno Mars, you have some competition.

Scot Pankey, a theater teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas decided to make his own music video of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” ft. Bruno Mars, and the video has gone viral.

“I heard the song before Christmas and fell in love with it,” Pankey told the Dallas Morning News. “We are a project-based school — there are only two in the Metroplex — and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams and they have to come up with solutions. They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.”

The video was released on YouTube on Jan. 24 and has since amassed more than 6.5 million views.

Among those viewers, one of the most notable was Bruno Mars himself. The singer posted the video on his official Facebook page along with his reaction.

“I cried at the end,” he revealed. “Im still a thug though. Thank you to everyone involved in making this video.”

Watch the video below!

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