Earlier this week, we saw photos of popstar Justin Bieber spending some quality bonding time with his half brother Jaxon on a beach in Malibu, CA. At the time, I had to admit that I was a bit charmed by the cute images of The Biebs playing with his baby brother. Today, I must admit … Justin Bieber has charmed me again. Bieber surprised a 6-year old fan, who suffers from a rare form of cancer, on Valentine’s Day in order to try and cheer her up. A few photos and video from Bieber‘s visit have made their way to the Internets and, I gotta say … they are not only really cute but they are really heartwarming, too.
A little girl struggling with a rare cancer has had her dreams come true for Valentine’s Day after meeting her pop idol Justin Bieber – and ‘marrying’ him. Avalanna Routh, six, has fought an aggressive and deadly brain cancer ATRT since she was a baby, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Her wish was to meet Bieber in person – who found out about her request after her family appealed to him via Facebook. It lead to the pop superstar flying the little girl and her family from Boston to New York for a special Valentine’s visit yesterday. The pair spent the afternoon playing board games, eating cupcakes, signing autographs for each other before deciding they would get ‘married’. Avalanna was even allowed to style Bieber’s famous hair. When asked how long she had loved Bieber, six-year-old Avalanna said: ‘Seven years. No – 80 years.’ The teen singer later wrote on Twitter: ‘That was one of the best things i have ever done. she was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now!’ before adding: ‘#MrsBieber really inspired me.’ Another tweet from Justin Bieber to his 17 million followers read: ‘Best part of my day’ accompanied by a picture of the pair hugging. The tag #MrsBieber quickly began trending globally on Twitter. Avalanna’s mother Aileen told the Today show: ‘It was wonderful, just another fun moment.’ After the special day out, Avalanna was completely smitten with her hero, saying: ‘I love Bieber…baby, baby’ and singing from one of the superstar’s hit songs. Avalanna’s dream was realised thanks to help from the Jimmy Fund, a charity that has helped children fight cancer for more than 60 years. Mrs Routh told 7News: ‘She’s beaten all the odds. It’s a very aggressive, rare disease, and she’s been in treatment for five and a half years.’ ATRT, or atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, is so rare that less than 30 new cases of the cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. There is no known cure.
I mean … adorable. Say what you will about JB, but my opinion of him has gone up considerably in light of his behavior here. I can’t even imagine the pain that little Avalanna has had to endure in her short life but if Bieber could help her forget her pain for just one afternoon, then I think he deserves major props. This is a fantastic story … and I gotta say, Bieber‘s the man.