Country singer Miranda Lambert and a special fan connected in a way that will bring tears to your eyes.
Lambert was performing in Corpus Christi, Texas when she overcame with emotion and could sing no more.
In the audience was 7-year-old Brooke Hester, who has been battling neuroblastoma, a cancer that grows in the nerve tissue, for several years.
While singing the song, “Over You,” which she co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton, she saw Brooke’s hand reaching for the stage.
After accepting flowers from Brooke, Lambert takes her by the hand and tries to continue with the song.
Eventually, Lambert is unable to sing and points the microphone at the audience, who filled in the words.
“It was very emotional and very special,” Brooke’s mother Jessica told the Today show. “It just took my breath away when I looked up, and I got the chance to look at Miranda Lambert and thank her, as she was holding Brooke’s hand, for her complete compassion that she was demonstrating to my daughter in front of all these people. And then I just kept thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh, she’s still holding her hand, she’s still holding her hand, she’s still holding her hand!’ And she wasn’t letting go. You could just feel the love surrounding the moment.”
Brooke’s family has set up a charity called Brooke’s Blossoming Hope to raise awareness about childhood cancer.