Entire School Turns Out to Sing to Ailing Teacher Ben Elllis receives a moving gift in Nashville By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Sep 12, 2016 1:48 PM CDT 10 comments Comments A screenshot of Ben Ellis and the students. (Instagram)A screenshot of Ben Ellis and the students. (Instagram) (Newser) – A beloved teacher battling cancer got a surprise visit at his home in Nashville: All 400-plus students from Christian Presbyterian Academy showed up at Ben Ellis' house to sing him their support. (See the video here.) "It was really just a spur of the moment thing," headmaster Nate Morrow tells the Tennessean. After the school learned on Wednesday that Elllis had chosen to discontinue his treatment, students packed onto buses to make the trip. The story went viral after country singer Tim McGraw shared it on social media, with the video racking up more than 20 million views on Facebook as of Monday. "Now, someone please pass the tissues," writes Andrea Romano at Mashable.