Meeting an iconic celeb is always a thrill. But when Pink stopped her concert for a teenage fan, the meet-and-greet was so much more than a simple fan-girl moment.
Leah Murphy, a 14-year-old fan of the pop singer, flew all the way from Queensland to Brisbane, Australia just to see Pink. The teen’s mother had recently passed away and her aunt, Katrina Donkin, decided to step in and take Leah to the concert.
As it turns out, Leah almost didn’t even make it to the concert. Donkin reportedly left the tickets at home on her bedside table. But instead of letting her niece down, she asked a neighbor to break into her house and get the tickets for her. The neighbor then gave the tickets to a friend who works for Quantas airline. The tickets eventually made their way (via a Quantas flight) to Donkin and Leah.
When they got to the concert, Leah and her aunt held up a sign that read, “Hi, my name is Leah. I’m 14 years old and I just lost my beautiful mum. I would love a hug.” The sign caught the attention of just about everyone near the girl and her aunt. Even though the people seated around the pair were complete strangers, they took up the teen’s cause and helped her to wave the sign.
Even though Pink still couldn’t see the sign, a concert-goer handed the singer a pamphlet about the teen. And that’s when something magical happened—the crowd moved aside to let Leah through.
When she finally got to the front row, Pink gave the girl a hug. As a mom herself, we bet Pink couldn’t resist her own motherly instinct to do such a small thing that could have such a lasting, powerful impact for a grieving fan.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Pink rocks.
Featured Photo: Pink via Instagram