She held up a sign in the crowd that read: “My name is Leah — I’m 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mum last month. I would LOVE a hug… Please!”
Debbie Murphy was so excited to attend a Pink concert in Brisbane, Australia. She enjoyed nothing more than dancing to her favorite pop songs. Debbie had initially planned on going to this concert with a friend, but in June 2018, just weeks before the show, she unexpectedly died.
Debbie’s 14-year-old daughter, Leah, was understandably heartbroken and devastated after the loss of her beloved mother. And, even though the wound was fresh, Leah felt that it was right to use Debbie’s ticket and go to the concert in her place.
Leah just knew her mom would want her daughter to go. Leah’s family desperately attempted to get in touch with Pink, hoping that the singer would hear her tale and offer her a heartfelt message. However, time passed and no one replied to their requests.
Instead of waiting any longer, the family decided to make a sign and bring it to the concert. They highly doubted that Pink would actually be able to see it, but it was worth a shot.
The sign read: “My name is Leah — I’m 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mum last month. I would LOVE a hug… Please!”
Leah did get some attention. In fact, fellow concert-goers spotted the sign and banded together to try and get Pink’s attention. Finally, in the end, Pink was able to spot the sign and began squinting, trying to read the words.
“OK, what is that?!” she asked the crowd.
Once they got her attention, audience members quickly banded together to pass the sign up to the stage. See for yourself the sweet encounter that followed in the video below.