Fans attending country star Thomas Rhett’s concert helped bring one his songs to life in Edmonton on Saturday.
It happened when fellow concert goers noticed a young girl near the stage holding a sign that read “make me the star of the show,” a play on the musician’s hit song “Star of the show.”
“As soon as we arrived at the show, we noticed a little girl sitting next to us,” Jamie Pucci explained. “We noticed she had cancer, so as soon as the concert started, I began spreading the word to people around us and my girlfriend started telling the people around her that we should get Thomas Rhett’s attention.”
The idea was a success. A few songs into the concert, Rhett sang the popular tune and those around her shone their cellphones on the girl to get Rhett’s attention.
“We ended up bringing her to the front of the stage on top of another man’s shoulders and Thomas Rhett ended up pulling her up on stage,” Pucci said.
Fans said it all happened within the first five minutes of the show.
Once on stage, she got a hug and took several photos with Rhett.
Cheryl Kelley said it was her 11-year-old daughter, Brooklynn, who got to meet Rhett. She said Brooklynn doesn’t have cancer but people sometimes assume she does because of her hair loss. The hair loss is a result of a condition Brooklynn has called alopecia.
She said her daughter was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Rhett.
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Pucci said he was happy to have played a part in making Brooklynn’s dream come true.
“It was really cool! We did the right thing- we changed something for this girl.”