Pop superstar Pink has always welcomed her fans with open arms. And on Tuesday, the “Beautiful Trauma” singer once again did just that — literally — when she stopped her show in Brisbane, Australia, to comfort a grieving concertgoer.
It all began when a young fan named Leah Murphy caught Pink’s attention with a homemade sign she made for Tuesday’s show, which read, “My name is Leah — I’m 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mom last month. I would LOVE a hug … Please!” The sign also featured a photo of Leah with her late mother, Debbie.
After reading Leah’s note to the audience, Pink jumped into the crowd and went to wrap her arms around the Queensland teenager. Leah’s aunt, Katrina Donkin, recorded the special moment and posted the video to her Facebook page. Just watch the clip below and try not to cry:
“I was crying a lot and Pink said, ‘Oh, don’t cry, you look so pretty.’ And she’s just really nice, and she’s like, ‘Everything’s going to be okay,’” Leah told Australia’s morning show, “Sunrise.” “She’s really sweet.”
Here’s a close-up shot of the teen and the superstar hugging:
“A simple hug lifted Leah’s spirits,” Donkin told Simplemost. “She hasn’t stopped skipping, singing and dancing since. She will talk about that moment forever.”
Leah’s mother, Debbie, passed away in June, a few months after she bought tickets to one of Pink’s shows for the Australian leg of her tour. Leah told the “Sunrise” hosts that she and her mom shared a special bond over Pink’s music and that the pair would sing her songs together “and dance around the house.”
“She’s just a huge, huge fan of Pink, and so was her mum, so it was just amazing she took the time to give her a hug,” Donkin told Australia’s ABC News.
Donkin posted another video to her Facebook page that captured the moment up close. Check it out below:
Pink — who has two children of her own, 6-year-old Willow and 1-year-old Jameson — didn’t stop with a hug. The 38-year-old entertainer also snapped two selfies with Leah and autographed her arm before jumping back on stage and telling everyone in the audience to “call your mom.”
“I haven’t seen her smile so much since,” Donkin told ABC News about Leah’s meeting with Pink. “Her dad said he woke up feeling happy today, happier than he has been in a long time.”