Something has to be pretty special to receive accolades from Jesuit philosopher James Martin and sportswriter Woody Paige.
Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke appearance with Late Night host James Corden stirred Martin and Paige, along with thousands of YouTube viewers.
Martin praised the video in his column in the Jesuit magazine America, and Paige in his closing comments on ESPN's "Around the Horn" acclaimed McCarney's performance of Beatles classics with Corden.
In the video, McCartney and Corden ride through McCartney's hometown of Liverpool. McCartney points out places from his childhood, like the church were he sang in the choir and another one where his brother was married.
They go to Penny Lane and sites evoked in the famous song, and make a surprise visit to the rowhouse where McCartney lived with his family until his early fame with the Beatles and where he wrote his first songs with John Lennon.
The warmth shared by McCartney and his Liverpool fans shines with grace, as Martin says. A man tells McCartney his songs were played at his brother's funeral.
Despite his talent and years of fame, McCartney remains one of them.