On Thursday, a group of girls from “Black Girls Code” attended a private screening of Marvel’s “Black Panther” at the AMC Van Ness 14 theater in San Francisco. Little did they know, tennis great Serena Williams would make a surprise visit and watch the film with them.
“I’m glad you guys could make it out. Obviously this is a huge moment for us, for Black people,” Williams told the girls. “We’ve never had a superhero movie, so we’re so excited. I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for this.”
The surprise was arranged by Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian, who had extra tickets for a screening and teamed up with “Black Girls Code,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing African American women presence in tech, to pull off the special event. Williams and Ohanian rented out the movie theater for the private screening.
Watch the incredible surprise unfold below.