Viral Sensation James Wright Spends Thanksgiving Day With Patti LaBelle

James Wright has to go down as one of the most inspiring people of 2015. After his video of reviewing Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies went viral, Wright’s life has changed for the better, and he commemorated that moment on Thanksgiving Day with none other than Ms. LaBelle herself.

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Wright was invited to spend turkey day with the world-renowned vocalist, showcasing his evening on Facebook in a couple of videos and engaged in a duet with LaBelle on her hit melody “You Are My Friend.”

Patti LaBelle Cooked Her Face Off. Posted by James Wright Chanel on Friday, November 27, 2015
Singing and dancing with Miss Patti LaBelle Posted by James Wright Chanel on Thursday, November 26, 2015

He also celebrated his birthday with the iconic vocalist, writing on his Facebook page, “This has been the best Thanksgiving ever, and it’s also been the best birthday ever and I’m very very grateful.”

This has been the best Thanksgiving ever and it's also been the best birthday ever and I'm very very grateful.And at this point in my life I'm kind of speechless but we serve an awesome God a God that can change your life around in less than a second I seek Him so I can be more and more like Him daily like I always say when I'm done the whole world is going to be smiling. Thankyou Ms. Patti Labelle Posted by James Wright Chanel on Thursday, November 26, 2015

LaBelle has responded to the success of the pies, even giving props to James for adding to the desert’s reception. “This pie has been doing really really well,” she said in an interview with Good Day Philadelphia. “My new friend James Wright did this fierce video and it took the pie over the top and people were losing their minds.”

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In case you missed it, check out James’ sensational video that began it all below.