Singer Kelly Clarkson helped lift the spirits of a group of disadvantaged youngsters by visiting an orphanage during a charity trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
The Breakaway hitmaker met the residents of the House of Hope, an organisation which looks after abused and abandoned children suffering from Hiv.
She opened up about her experience in a post on Facebook.com, writing, "I just got back from Africa and had so much fun! I got to hang with the House Of Hope kids and go on a mini safari with some friends and family. I love South Africa! I love those kids even more.
"If you don't know, House of Hope is an orphanage in South Africa that I got involved with a little over a year ago. They house around 30 kids right now and have had a rough life but you wouldn't know it because they are the greatest kids with the best hearts, laughs, and smiles!"