I find it impossible not to like Beyoncé. For some reason, I feel like I shouldn’t want to like her -- maybe it’s that she seems like such a diva sometimes? I mean, chick only wipes her tushie on red toilet paper. Who does that?
But then she has to be all fabulous and gorgeous and make music I like I dance to, and I just can’t help but like her. Especially when she does things like make a disabled teen’s dream come true by singling her out at a concert and singing a duet with her.
In Australia last Friday, Queen Bey sauntered over to the edge of the stage, where she got down to chat for a moment with 13-year-old Sophie, who suffers from hearing and muscle difficulties in addition to being blind.
“I have a very special young lady here,” Beyoncé told the crowd. “Tell everybody your name, beautiful!”
“Sophie!” she squealed with delight as the audience burst into cheers for her.
The superstar continued, “Sophie, I think I need you to help me sing this song. Do you think you sing ‘to the left, to the left’?”
Sophie did, right into Beyoncé’s own microphone, which is probably going to go in her memory bank as one of the coolest things to ever happen to her. Beyoncé seemed to be touched by Sophie’s excitement, and she touched her face before getting back up to sing the song.
Sophie’s big sister Ellie (who clearly deserves some sort of awesome sister award) arranged the whole thing months ago. She made a video about Sophie, and got it to Beyoncé through the children’s charity Hope for Change.
“She's never really been able to go to a concert due to logistical reasons so I made a video about Sophie,” she said. “I think someone as amazing as Sophie deserves to meet someone as amazing as you [Beyoncé]."
After the concert, Ellie said that Sophie was completely shocked and delighted by the experience. “She had no idea that she was going to sing with her. It was amazing.”
“Beyoncé is her favorite … When Single Ladies came on, she jumped up and was dancing and everyone was watching her dance. She's still on cloud nine today … It was so important for me because there's been a lot of things in life that Sophie hasn't been able to do, but she loves music, loves to dance and loves to sing and this was just something for me to show the world how amazing she is.”
Score one for big sisters and kind-hearted celebrities.
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