WATCH: This Is What Happens When Justin Timberlake And 25,000 Fans Sing Happy Birthday To A Boy
If you thought you loved Justin Timberlake before, think again. The singer stopped his concert in California this week to sing Happy Birthday to an eight year old fan who was there with his parents.
Marika Delan and her husband took their son Julian, who has high-functioning autism, to see Justin as a birthday present. Sitting on his dad’s shoulders, Julian was desperately trying to get the singer’s attention but couldn’t be heard over the crowd.
Then in stepped the audience, who made sure the boy had a birthday present he’d never forget.
Mum Marika explained the events unfolding on her blog, writing:
‘And at the perfect quiet moment, the group in front of us started yelling to get Justin’s attention, because despite his loud volume, Julian’s voice was not carrying. Only repeating.
‘And then before we knew what was happening, the group in front of us that had turned out to be so incredibly kind all night to our birthday boy…had captured Justin’s attention. And then it happened.
‘Justin Timberlake was singing Happy Birthday. They all were. The awesome grandmother of 3 sitting in front of us. The model-esque girls sitting to our right. The people sitting to our left that offered us the video that they captured of the whole thing. They were all singing. All 25,000 of them.
‘Everyone was embracing our boy in the way I was afraid they wouldn’t. Here we stood while thousands of people lifted him in song to celebrate the day he came into the world 8 years ago.’
This is really sweet.
Video via Peter Delan