Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter and all around awesome human being, is currently on the Divide tour, in support of his third studio album. But he took out some time from his show schedule to meet a special adolescent fan with cerebral palsy.

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Ed Sheeran smiles as he hugs super-fan, Cal. (Source: ABC News/Daily Mail).
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Ed Sheeran performs in Times Square for MTV’s “TRL” (Source: Getty Images)

Sheeran is currently in Australia, on the sixth leg of his third world tour. ABC News posted a video of the heart-wrenching meeting in which Cal, the young fan, is clearly ecstatic to meet his favorite singer, Sheeran. The two are engulfed in a warm embrace following their conversation.

Ed Sheeran pictured with his guitar, performing on December 8, 2017 (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Wheelchair-bound Cal travelled from Far West New South Wales to meet his idol and was grinning cheek to cheek as the British crooner signed his ukulele. Cal used his tablet to communicate with the pop icon, saying, “Hi, I’m Cal. It is awesome meeting you.”

Sheeran bent over to the child’s level to respond that it was lovely for him to meet Cal too.

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Ed Sheeran attends the Q Awards 2017. (Source: Getty Images)
Ellie Goulding hugs Ed Sheeran as they attend the Pre-Cocktail Reception prior the 2014 VS Fashion Show in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Cal made a special request before his meeting with Sheeran ended.

“On your next album, can you please write a song about disability, to let people know that we can do awesome things?”

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Cal requested that Ed write a song about people with disabilities on his next album. (Source: ABC News/Daily Mail)
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Cal, a fan with cerebral palsy, wrapped around Ed Sheeran in a warm, bear hug. (Source: Daily Mail/ABC News)

Ed Sheeran responded that he will try his best to do so. If we know Sheeran, we know that he won’t disappoint!

Ed Sheeran performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena in London, England. (Source: Getty Images)
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Ed Sheeran bakes gingerED cookies with his biggest Spotify fans. (Source: Getty Images)

The two had a joyous and happy meeting, ending with a long ‘koala’ hug in which Ed picked up the little boy from his wheelchair in order to fully embrace him.

Fans are appreciating the pop star’s big-hearted nature, following his special meeting with Cal.

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Fan with cerebral palsy offers to play guitar on track about disability, if Ed includes one on his next album. (Source: Twitter)
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Fan comments on how Ed Sheeran makes dreams come true, after he met with his fan Cal, who has cerebral palsy. (Source: Twitter)
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Ed Sheeran performs during the ‘The Voice of Germany’ finals at Studio Berlin Adlershof. (Source: Getty Images)

This is not the first time Sheeran has made a special effort to meet one of his young fans. Last November, he serenaded a young girl with a rare disease in her hospital bed.

at the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on February 25, 2015 in London, England.

Tickets for Sheeran’s Divide Tour sold out in days and further dates had to be added to accommodate audiences. Ticket sales have broken previous records held since 1986, with over one million tickets sold so far.


The Tour will continue in Australia till 1st April, after which Sheeran will travel to Asia, Europe, before ending in North America.


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