Pop star Justin Bieber has praised a group of dedicated fans in Buffalo, New York after they helped him raise $200,000 (£125,000) for a local childrens' hospital.
The teenage singing sensation appealed for donations from his devotees to help boost much-needed funds for the Buffalo hospital earlier this year (10) and he's stunned the feat has already been achieved.
In a post on his Twitter.com blog on Tuesday (13Apr10), he wrote, "Heading to buffalo and rochester ny tomorrow...they helped me raise over $200k for a children's hospital up there. Incredibly proud of them!"
But Bieber was even more shocked to learn the sum had been raised solely in one cent coins.
He added, "Just thought about it...the fans in Buffalo raised $200k in pennies for charity...that is 20 Million Pennies!!! WOW!! VERY PROUD!!"