US troops based in camp Buehring in Kuwait were usually dancing and enjoying the end of 2014. They could not expect a live video message from the American superstar.

As soon as the noisy crowd of mostly young soldiers concluded the countdown to the New Year, they started wishing each other a happy new year. In the same time, they were joyfully blowing up countless balloons.

A man`s voice screaming from the microphone was saying “Happy new to everybody”.

Suddenly a voice of Beyoncé coming from a screened video caught the attention of everyone present.

“I just want to say a big thank you to all our troops for doing everything you can to safeguard our country”. The soldiers were amazed by the surprise message and started shouting her name.

The American singer, songwriter and actress was quoted by People magazine as saying that Americans sleep better at night knowing that its troops are protecting them and are filled with gratitude.

She went on saying that it is the reason why she wanted to do something special for the US troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

“Watching the On the Run concert made me forget I was in Afghanistan for the holidays … thank you”, SSGT Ferguson – who is stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan – said according to a USO press release.

Beyoncé , her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy Carter were spending their Christmas break in Thailand as they spared a time to wish a happy new year to the American troops stationed in the Middle East.

During their holidays around South-East Asia, the singer has been sharing her holiday’s pictures in company with her family and some of which were criticized. In Phuket, Thailand the family posed for a photo with a baby tiger which caused controversy.

Dr Jan Schmidt who work with World Animal protection blamed the superstar family for the dangerous move. She was quoted in a statement by billboard.com saying that the family health and well-being should not be sacrificed for a photo opportunity.

In addition to this Dr Schimdt-Burbach noted to the daily mail that when you look behind the scenes holiday snaps like these support an industry that relies on animal cruelty.

Although Beyonce was reprimanded by some due to her controversial pictures with wild animals in Thailand, the American troops stationed around Middle East praised her for her surprise best wish for the New Year.

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