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Pharrell felt so overwhelmingly happy during his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah Prime that he actually started to cry while talking about his song, “Happy.”

“Zero air-play, nothing. And the next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21 and all of a sudden—boom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean boooooom, and we were like, what’s happening? First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song,” he says.

Oprah cued an emotional montage of clips from people across the globe happily singing “Happy”—when Pharrell started to sob till he could no longer hold the tears in his eyes. “Why am I crying on Oprah?” he screamed laughing!

Pharrell admitted he gets emotional when he realized the amount of success and love this song has brought to him, helping him appreciate even more the fact that people have believed in him for so long, which gives him courage and faith to keep doing his thing.

Watch the “happy” cry video below: