Facebook/James Wright Chanel
Madeline Boardman
November 27, 2015 AT 08:28 PM EST

Patti LaBelle celebrated Thanksgiving with her newly famous fan James Wright on Thursday. The 71-year-old singer welcomed the YouTube personality into her home after he made headlines for his commentary on LaBelle’s now-infamous pies.

Wright, whose video review of Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie reached more than 3 million views, shared photos and footage from his trip to LaBelle’s home alongside The Roots’ Questlove.

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The day was particularly special for Wright, as he celebrated his birthday Thursday. The LaBelle enthusiast was fêted properly with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” from his idol, a decorated birthday cake, and a dance with LaBelle to the 1970s hit “You Are My Friend.”

“This has been the best Thanksgiving ever and it’s also been the best birthday ever and I’m very very grateful,” Wright wrote on Facebook. “And at this point in my life I’m kind of speechless but we serve an awesome God a God that can change your life around in less than a second I seek Him so I can be more and more like Him daily like I always say when I’m done the whole world is going to be smiling. Thank you Ms. Patti Labelle.”

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