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.
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.
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.
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?”
Ed Sheeran responded that he will try his best to do so. If we know Sheeran, we know that he won’t disappoint!
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.
Ed Sheeran just seems one of life’s genuine people. He’s perfectly at ease with those, like this young lad, who… https://t.co/KhligmOqPB
— Julia Charnley (@JuliaCharnley) March 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran hugs nine-year-old superfan with cerebral palsy in emotional backstage video https://t.co/5EhCKOnCDh
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 13, 2018
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.
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.