Bon Jovi surprises students at graduation ceremony

"GMA" went behind-the-scenes when Bon Jovi gave a surprise acoustic performance at a graduation ceremony.
6:15 | 05/17/17

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artists are popping up where you least expect them. Oh, Sara Bareilles and the cast of Broadway's "Waitress." I can't wait to see it. And tasted really good afterwards. Before that it was Jason derulo at a soulcycle class bright and early there in L.A. And not over because this morning we've got Jon bon jovi, everybody, teamed up and surprised some very lucky graduates and crashed the Fairleigh Dickinson commencement in New Jersey and I was lucky enough to be there. ??? this is the biggest day of their lives, the 2600 students behind me, they're about to get the greatest graduation present you can ask for, a private bon jovi concert. You know, I spent a lot of time in the giants locker room but never, never for a surprise like this. Right. These kids have no idea they won this contest so what can they expect? What can we expect to see? Beautiful thing about this is I wrote a song specific to the graduation and what had happened was I was given an honorary doctorate at another university and instead of the usual commencement speech I thought how do I make my speech unique so I put it into a song. Are you not busy enough you've been on tour. That's true? All around the world. I have two kids graduating this year as well. Congratulations. Thank you but I'm very much a part of what I know kids go through at this time of year. I love this song. "Reunion." Talk about creating just go for it basically. Write your own song. Sing along and love your life. And write the pages of our story. I'll see you at the reunion. And I'll see you -- see how it worked out. These are the same things you'll share with your own kids. And the tears. The fun is that this is sort of like my opening act to my daughter graduates in two days from now and then my son two days after that and it's a good week for the bon jovi family. I got nothing else to do but watch a concert so I'm leaving you. Get ready. See you in a bit. Thank you. ??? Dear graduates and guests we now have a special surprise for you. Please welcome bon jovi. ??? ??? this isn't how the story ends my friends ??? ??? it's just a fork along the road ??? ??? don't say your prayers save your amens you've come this far ??? ??? but you're still far from home don't say good-bye just say farewell ??? ??? write every line you'll live to tell ??? ??? hold your head high like Harry give 'em hell ??? ??? as the night ignites the day make some memories along the way ??? ??? write your song sing along love your life ??? ??? learn to laugh dare to dance touch the sky ??? ??? take pictures each step of the way ??? ??? make this the best of the rest of your days ??? ??? start your revolution and I'll see you at the reunion ??? ??? some friends will go and some will stay ??? ??? okay some last a chapter some a page ??? ??? for some love comes disguised as lust ??? ??? but you'll find love when you find trust one day ??? ??? do better than our parents did imperfect husband wife and kids ??? ??? go chart your course then turn it upside down ??? ??? go live your life eyes open wide ??? ??? who's to say what's wrong or right right ??? ??? write your song sing along love your life ??? ??? learn to laugh dare to dance touch the sky ??? ??? take pictures each step of the way ??? ??? make this the best of the rest of your days ??? ??? start your revolution I'll see you at the reunion ??? ??? oh oh ??? ??? I'll see you at the reunion ??? ??? ??? this isn't how your story ends it's just a fork along the road ??? So excited. It was so incredible for him to come here. All of a sudden like bon jovi comes out. It's crazy. So excited. The coolest thing ever. Good luck, class of 2017. We'll see you. That was -- that was really awesome. The reaction of the students they were really surprised. Congratulations to Jon whose two kids are graduating as we talked

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