Justin Timberlake recently showed what an awesome guy he is for the eight millionth time when he arranged for young Robbie Twible to have the experience of a lifetime. The 12-year-old suffers from a rare and painful debilitating skin disease, but he got to forget his worries for a night when JT sent a limo for him and his whole family, and sat them front and center for his performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Robbie said it was "amazing," and likely died of happiness when his idol dedicated his last song of the evening, "Mirrors," to him. Robbie says he loves Timberlake because of his talent and his big heart. "He can sing, dance and act, and he gives to charity," said Robbie. "He’s very talented."
We love Justin too! Especially after hearing how kind he was to Robbie. This poor kid has something called epidermolysis bullosa, which is rare, painful, and has no known cure. Basically it causes blisters all over his body. He wasn't expected to live as a baby, but somehow he just keeps on keeping on.
One of the things that helps Robbie get through is listening to JT's music. His dad says he has trouble walking, but "when Justin Timberlake comes on, he can really move. He’s got great dance moves."
Robbie was still recovering from esophageal surgery and skin grafts last month in Ohio when he was totally surprised by the limo and concert. It was his fourth surgery this year to open up his esophagus to help him eat, and it apparently "didn't go so well."
The treat from his favorite singer perked him though. He and his sister Allison, and their parents Robert and Kathie Twible all got to ride in the limo, see the concert, and because Justin is awesome, he also made sure they got swag bags and T-shirts.
Kathie says they're all very grateful for his kindness. She said, "It reminds you of all the good in the world. A guy like Justin Timberlake doesn’t owe my son anything."
Does this make you love Justin Timberlake even more?
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