Watch the Beautiful Moment Miranda Lambert Shared Onstage With a 7-Year-Old Fighting Cancer
It takes something special to shake a seasoned performer like Grammy-winning country star Miranda Lambert, especially with a crowd of thousands watching. Last Saturday, however, that something was 7-year-old Brooke Hester.
Brooke was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2010, which is a form of nervous system cancer that had spread to her bone marrow, according to her blog. She has now been fighting the disease for almost four years — more than half her life.
Brooke and her mother, Jessica Hester, were looking forward to Miranda Lambert’s September 13th concert at the American Bank Center Arena, in Corpus Christi, Texas, NBC Today reported. They had been given two front row seats to the show by an anonymous donor.
During the performance of her song “Over You,” Lambert made her way over to Brooke, who was wearing a pink cowboy hat and a hospital mask. The two held hands for a long, emotional moment while the country singer serenaded Brooke. Eventually, Lambert became choked up and was unable to sing the rest of the song.
Obviously deeply touched by her interaction with Brooke, the singer could be seen wiping tears away from her face several moments after she had parted with the child.
“It just took my breath away when I looked up, and I got the chance to look at Miranda Lambert and thank her, as she was holding Brooke’s hand, for her complete compassion that she was demonstrating to my daughter in front of all these people,” Hester told the outlet. “You could just feel the love surrounding the moment.”
The video, uploaded a day later by a fan who recorded the whole thing, has already gone viral with nearly 1,000,000 views.
Watch the touching scene unfold below.
For more information on Brooke, or to donate to her charity, visit her Facebook page.