One of Justin Bieber's biggest fans happens to live in Utah, where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday night. Superfan Millie Flamm had tickets, of course, and was desperately looking forward to the big concert.
But Millie's no ordinary seven-year-old. She has been battling leukemia for three years now, and is currently residing at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. And because of an unexpected medical setback she suffered a couple of weeks ago, Millie accepted the fact that she would not be able to attend the Bieber show, and she was forced to sell her tickets.
But that's not the end of this story. Millie's family and friends, knowing that Bieber often visits ill fans and struggling schools in the cities where he's performing, jumpstarted an online campaign to try and get Bieber's attention. The Flamm family went to Twitter and other sites and worked to spread the word. They had no idea if Bieber would even hear their requests, but they knew it was worth a shot.
And on Saturday, who showed up in Millie's doorway but Justin Bieber?
Flamm's mother, Amanda, told the Deseret News, "We were able to do a really intimate little meeting with just her and us and Justin and it was incredible and he was so sweet to her. He walked in and her whole face just lit up, and she turned around and hugged her dad, and then [Justin] ran over and came next to her and gave her a big hug."
Bieber spent time singing to Millie and posing for pictures, and he even gave her his guitar pick and a kiss on the cheek, after which Millie informed her mom she'd never be washing her face again.
Bieber is known for his charitable giving and his visits with fans who are facing medical challenges, and this visit was as sweet and thoughtful as any.
Afterward, he tweeted a photo of himself and Millie with the caption, "Look at this bundle of joy... I love her."