Jennifer Hudson made her dream come true, and now she’s giving back to those who are hoping to do the same. The singer/actress is taking part in American Family Insurance‘s “Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly” campaign, and Billboard is premiering a new video for it today (April 24).
In the commercial, Hudson surprises aspiring musician Alex Guthrie while he performs a cover of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” on the streets of Atlanta. He knew he was performing in a live event for American Family Insurance, but had no idea Hudson was waiting to surprise him — which is exactly the kind of involvement the superstar wants to have with the campaign.
“I felt like I was part of his dream, and I love those moments. I tried not to get emotional in the middle of it, because you’re a part of someone’s dream,” Hudson said in an interview with American Family Insurance. “I actually sat and talked to Alex, and he was saying how he would love to bring the world together through music — different lifestyles, all walks of life, and in that moment, that’s what was happening.”
The “Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly” campaign has been running since 2015, with American Family Insurance demonstrating that any dream is possible with the right support. Watch Hudson’s surprise appearance below.