Rickrolling is an internet prank featuring an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 hit song Never Gonna Give You Up by British singer Rick Astley. You’ve been rickrolled when you click on an unrelated link ( like the GBH Mural), and instead of the expected content, you find yourself watching the music video. So why are we doing this? Turns out, rickrolling has become a popular prank among students learning remotely during COVID. So when a 4th grade class in the Acton-Boxborough Remote Learning Program began a letter-writing campaign to ask us to post Rick Astley’s picture on the mural on April Fool’s Day, simply because they wanted to share a little joy and laughter with everyone, how could we say no?

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