Couldn’t Miss the Dance

A while back, MaKayla posted about Scotty McCreery’s charitable contributions. Since that post received a lot of love from y’all, I thought I would share this story about Garth Brooks stopping a concert to recognize a fan who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Also, incredibly, he gave her his guitar. Here’s the video:

I ran across this news this morning on my bus ride to campus and, I’ll be honest, I teared up a bit. Fortunately, I don’t think any of the other passengers noticed. It has to be one of the hardest and most rewarding parts of being a celebrity, this being called on to help people who are hurting or dying. Props to Brooks, though.


Filed under Charity, Live Music, New Country, Reflection

2 Responses to Couldn’t Miss the Dance

  1. Alyssa Hazen

    I love stories like this because it reminds us that in the end were all human. The only difference is celebrities have this huge platform that they can either embrace and use for a higher purpose like Brooks did or get sidetracked by the many distractions. It was nice to see a positive story when so much lately always harps on the negatives. There was actually an article a few weeks back where Brooks actually talks about the moment on a television segment and the cancer patient surprises him on the set. What a sweet moment and so touching to see that even with fame some celebrities show just how human they truly are. Here’s the link to the article:

  2. Brittany Fietsam

    Dusty, this actually came up on my Facebook newsfeed a while back. I too, thought it was so touching and may have actually shed a few tears. I also agree with Alyssa. We are all human and when Brooks reacted to the poster the way that he did, it is easy to see that celebrities are real people too who care. Brooks acted perfectly in a situation that he had no idea would come up, which shows us a lot about his character. I have always loved Brooks and this simple act makes me love him so much more!

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