When Jorge Narvaez recorded a video of him singing with his 6-year-old daughter Alexa in 2011, he had no idea it would go viral. His mother, Esther Alvarado, had been deported to Mexico three years earlier and he said the song “Home” was his way of saying something about parenthood.

Now, 30 million views later, Narvaez uses his internet stardom to help bridge generations.

On Thursday, he performed “Home” with his daughter at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. But now Alexa can share the stage with her grandma who has not yet been granted U.S. citizenship and is still fighting to stay in the U.S.

The performance is part of Narvaez’ collaboration with SCAN Health Plan—a local nonprofit that serves older adults.

“We have to remember to respect and support our seniors. We sometimes forget to do that,” Narvaez said. “SCAN has been doing that for many years. I want our children to learn that message.”

Alvarado crossed the border illegally in 1987 and raised Jorge and two other boys. She returned to Mexico to petition for residency 20 years later but was detained there until four years ago.

“Regardless of borders, we need to respect all generations,” Narvaez said.  “We must continually remind ourselves that people on both sides are human beings and we need to put families first.”

Narvaez said the lyrics of “Home” say it better:

“Home, let me go home

Home is wherever I’m with you.”

Jorge Narvaez, his daughter Alexa and his mother Esther perform on stage at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony on Thursday, January 24, 2019. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Alexa Narvaez belts it out on stage. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) 13 14 year old

Esther Alvarado performs at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge Narvarez performs at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Residents at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony listen to Jorge Narvaez, his mother Esther Alvarez and daughter Alexa perform. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge Narvaez, his mother Esther Alvarado and daughter Alexa warm up outside in a courtyard before taking the stage at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge Narvaez, his mother Esther and daughter Alexa get in some last minute warm ups before taking the stage.(Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Having just arrived from San Diego, Jorge Narvaez, his mother Esther and daughter Alexa warm up before taking the stage. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) just got san diego last minute warmup

Jorge and Alexa have some fun as they begin another song. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) start of song mess up, start again

Jorge Narvaez cracks up his daughter Alexa. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge Narvaez and his daughter Alexa perform at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Residents at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony listen to the show. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge and Alexa perform. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Jorge and his daughter Alexa perform at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

A resident of the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony enjoys the show. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

Residents at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony applaud the show. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) more than 30

Jorge Narvaez, his mother Esther and daughter Alexa share a laugh on stage. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

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