07/09/2014 03:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ellen's Bond With A Group Of Singing And Dancing Kids Is The Best Kind Of Friendship

What's better than Ellen DeGeneres dancing? Ellen dancing with a whole chorus of seriously adorable kids.

For a promo for the upcoming season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the host met up with some of her most enthusiastic guests this year: the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir.

The Detroit students spread some joy in March when a proud parent uploaded a video of them practicing the song "Happy" by Pharrell.

The talented performance was seriously uplifting, and the video got more than a million views on YouTube. It also caught Ellen's eye -- on her show, she surprised the kids with $50,000 for a planned trip to Disney World. Maybe just as excitingly for them, she also introduced them to Pharrell. Needless to say, the kids made it to Florida to perform.

And then she brought them on the show to sing:


A video captured during a break shows they love dancing just as much as Ellen:

And now, the kids of the DAAS choir are back kicking off Ellen's next season (watch the promo above). We have to say, this is one of the sweetest (and happiest!) collaborations we've ever seen.

And if you just can't get enough of the choir, here they are singing "Reach out I'll Be There" by the Four Tops:

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