Missing Teen Reconnects With Family Thanks to Music Video Featuring Gallant
Gallant opened up about helping facilitate the reunion with the music video for "Runaway Train 25."
They say music has power, and Gallant has learned that firsthand.
Gallant, whose full name is Christopher Gallant, spoke to InsideEdition.com Monday on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards about remaking the 1993 song "Runaway Train" with Skylar Grey and Jamie N Commons. Titled "Runaway Train 25," the updated music video for the song features real missing children, just like the original.
Only now, one is no longer missing after the video helped a Minnesota family reconnect with their missing daughter following its release back in May, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"It's surreal," Gallant said of the impact the song's music video has had. "But the main focus is the families. I am really happy that family gets to have the positive outcome of something I'm sure was a difficult situation and could have had a tragic outcome."
The music video was nominated in the category "Video for Good." It lost to Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down."
Still, Gallant is grateful to have made a "little bit of difference," he said.
"All the other videos have a great message, but I am really grateful to be a part of something that's truly for good," he said.
Hopefully, he added, it will help more.
The original "Runaway Train" video helped close about 20 cases.
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