In December, Justin Bieber paid a visit to Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas to deliver a special performance and donate a large sum to help the school's underprivileged attendees. The pop superstar's heartwarming visit -- the Biebs even shed a tear! -- was captured and aired on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday (Jan. 4).
After promising to visit a school in need during his appearance on "Ellen" in November, Bieber arrives at Whitney Elementary to high-five the students and hug the appreciative principal, Sherrie Gahn. "I can really see in your eyes that you really want to make a change and you really want to help these kids, and I admire you," the 17-year-old tells the principal.
Bieber not only performs his hits "Mistletoe" and "Baby" for the adoring kids, but also bestows a $100,000 check to Whitney Elementary, as well as $100,000 worth of toys to brighten the holidays of its students. "This is the first time they're gonna go home and want to go home for the holidays," says Principal Gahn, a sentiment that makes the singer tear up and turn away from the camera.
While Bieber's noble act helped ring in the holidays, the singer toasted 2012 by performing on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and releasing a collaborative single with Jaden Smith titled "Happy New Year." His next album, "Believe," is expected to be released this year.