By Anthony Breznican
Updated April 21, 2013 at 04:29 PM EDT

Good times never seemed so good, although after this harrowing past week the citizens of Boston might be forgiven for believing they never would.

As the city recovered from the horrific marathon bombing and massive manhunt for the perpetrators that shut down the city on Friday, a surprise moment of good cheer and relief happened yesterday as the Red Sox played a hometown game against the Kansas City Royals.

Fenway Park’s tradition of playing Neil Diamond’s crowdpleasing Sweet Caroline was lead by the man himself.

“What an honor it is for me to be here today,” he told the crowd. “I bring love from the whole country.”

As the cheers rose, so did the familiar bouncing chords of the song. Diamond performed along with his own recording, leading the entire ballpark in a sing-along.

Early reports indicate that the attendees found the impromptu moment of unity to be, “So good! So good! SO GOOD!”

If Hollywood ever makes a movie about this revolting crime and the moments of courage and bravery that countered it, the filmmakers now have their closing credits sequence.