Marissa English wanted nothing more than to see country star Keith Urban in concert. Although she had tickets to his sold-out show at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 18, English was unable to attend because she was admitted to hospice care before the concert.
English, 25, was born with a number of health problems, including cerebral palsy, and is now battling an inoperable cyst on her brain. When Urban learned of this fan’s predicament, he made it to her bedside to perform a private concert.
“He sat with her and held her hand and talked to her and sang with her,” Marlise Matthews, English’s mother, told ABC 13. “It was priceless. I mean, a dream come true.”
Matthews said that the experience had a profound effect on her daughter’s state of mind and even lowered her heart rate.
Watch the touching video of Urban singing “Blue Ain’t Your Color” at English’s bedside while holding her hand, posted to Facebook by Brock Stoller:
“Marissa English had her dreams come true today,” reads the video’s caption. “A huge shout out to Keith Urban for being an awesome person and making her the happiest girl in the world.”
Of course, the crooner also snapped some photos with his biggest fan during his visit, like this one posted to Twitter by @jeanmarie:
So heartwarming ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H2EtYDeK51
— @jeanmarie (@jeanrelford) October 18, 2018
During his concert that night, Urban dedicated his performance to English and gave a shout-out to her nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital, who contacted him through social media to tell him about their patient’s situation in the hopes that he would be able to visit her.
“We knew how important it was to Marissa to be at that concert tonight,” nurse Jan Cassity told WTOL. “And since she wasn’t able to, we were hoping to try and find some way to have Keith make a connection with her.”
Urban’s fans thought his sweet gesture was pretty cool, too. Twitter user @UGAGrad noted, “Good guys rule.”
We’re so glad that Urban made this fan’s dying wish come true!
Heartwarming Reaction To News Of A Rainbow Baby
Speaking of touching moments that also feel bittersweet, have you seen this video of a boy’s reaction to the news he is becoming a big brother?
What makes the moment extra special is that 11-year-old Hayden is receiving the news 15 months after his mother suffered a miscarriage. In an emotional Facebook post, Hayden’s mom explained, “We all took it hard, but my son took it especially hard, not able to understand why this was happening when he wanted to be a big brother so badly.”
To share the good news with her son, Hayden’s mom wrapped up a framed sonogram picture of the family’s rainbow baby and recorded the moment when her son learned he would become a big brother after all.
It really is a beautiful moment that will most definitely put a smile on your face.