Kentucky School Principal Channels His Inner Mariah Carey to Announce Snow Day

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Mariah Carey performs on stage at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Kentucky school principal Chad Caddell got his Mariah Carey on when announcing a snow day Monday (Jan. 8) morning on Facebook, in a post that has since gone viral.

The principal, who has some pretty sweet vocals, crafted his own version of Carey's 1993 hit "Hero" where he created lyrics such as "the school is canceled for today, go back to bed and go out and play" and "play some Xbox and just smile, drink hot chocolate for a while," to replace Carey's original lyrics. 

In an interview with PEOPLE, Caddell said “I sat down, and in 10 minutes I wrote the lyrics, and then my wife and I went on our porch, filmed it, and it was ready to go."

Caddell, who is in his first year as principal at Union Pointe Academy, posted the video to the school's Facebook page Monday morning just before 6 A.M. and it was a quick hit among students, faculty, parents and other viewers around the globe alike. 

Caddell also told PEOPLE he is happy to bring some happiness to his students and their families, and the video is just one piece of his “surprise and delight” philosophy to running his school. "We live in a day where all the news is cynical and tragic and discouraging," eh told the outlet, "and I think people are just hungry for something positive, and something to give them some joy." 

Check out the Mariah Carey-flavored announcement below.