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While vacationing in Mexico, Lady Gaga took the time to put smiles on the faces of some local children. Gaga performed a stripped-down version of her hit single “Born This Way” at Casa Hogar, a Mexican orphanage for young boys located in Cabo San Lucas.

According to Casa Hogar’s Facebook post, one of the boys asked Gaga for a song and she delivered. The song was originally released in 2011 and sold over 1 million in its first week.

Along with delivering a performance, Gaga also brought backpacks and school supplies for the children during her surprise visit. According to Casa Hogar’s website, they currently house 31 boys between 4 and 18 years old and they provide them with care, as well as prepare them for adoption or to reunite with their families.

After high school, the young men are given opportunities to plan for their future through education, employment, military or transitional housing.

After her visit, Gaga posted a series of photos to Instagram encouraging people to donate to Casa Hogar and reflecting on the trip. She captioned one photo, “Already miss the boys at Casa Hogar. Wore my shwag out on the town. mis amores.”

Casa Hogar Cabo AC. These young men and growing boys were as bright and radiant as the sunshine in Mexico. A wonderful organization to give to.

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In a series of separate Instagram posts, one of the boys from the home posted photos from Gaga’s visit and even included a video of her singing “Burning Down the House.”

Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation empowers youth “to create a kinder and braver world,” according to the organization’s website. Last month, Gaga teamed up with the Dalai Lama and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to promote the power of positivity and compassion.

Her feel-good anthem encourages people to be themselves and be proud, the perfect message to be delivered not only to the boys of Casa Hogar, but to anyone.

Did you like Gaga’s a cappella rendition of “Born This Way”?