• MUSIC OF THE HEART photo | Kris Allen

Credit: Stuart Ramson/UN Foundation

Published: Tuesday February 23, 2010 14:00 PM EST



Allen shares the gift of music with a group of local children – including one jamming on a homemade guitar! Calling the one-day visit "inspiring," the Idol winner Tweeted about his experience, saying, "the smiles that we saw today were very bright." He tells PEOPLE he hopes he can return soon "and be there a little bit longer."

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