Justin Bieber is a good guy after all. At least that’s what Bieber’s fans in the Make-A-Wish Foundation say about him. The Make-A-Wish kids openly thanked Bieber for being so kind to them in a video segment which aired on The Today Show Thursday morning.
While introducing the video package, host Carson Daly revealed a little-known fact about Bieber: he has granted about 250 wishes over the last six years. According to Gossip Cop, Bieber is also on record as the first celebrity to grant 200 wishes.
The Today Show showcased two of those wishes that he’s granted over the years. Ten-year-old Monroe from California was battling leukemia when she first met Bieber.
“When he walked in the door, she was speechless,” Monroe’s mom said.
During the video, Monroe, who is now in remission, showed off the guitar that Justin autographed for her.
“I walked around saying I was going to be his second wife,” she said on camera. “Thank you, Justin. You changed my life.”
Fifteen-year-old Alyssa from Florida was one of 20 lucky fans whose wish was granted when she was given the chance to spend time with Bieber in Los Angeles earlier this year. Alyssa has a congenital heart defect.
“He said he loved my hat and that I have a beautiful smile,” Alyssa gushed. Even her dad had to admit, “It was like Santa Claus came to town.”
Daly announced that Justin Bieber will be granting two more wishes when he performs on the Today Show next Thursday.
The “What Do You Mean” singer is definitely becoming known for wearing his heart on his sleeve. During his 2015 VMA performance, Justin Bieber cried openly. When asked about the emotional outburst, Justin told Jimmy Fallon that he was just overwhelmed by the support of the crowd.
“It was just so overwhelming for me, everything, just the performance,” Justin said. “I missed some cues so I was a little disappointed at that, and just everyone…just their support. I was honestly—let me breathe for a second—I just wasn’t expecting them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed.”
The Justin Bieber VMA 2015 performance will definitely go down in history as the time Justin won back the favor of the public and saved his career. Gawker compared Justin Bieber crying to Chris Brown’s tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards, where he openly wept and impressed the audience with his emotional vulnerability.
Even if this new era of his career falls flat, at least Justin Bieber knows that he’ll always have the support of those Make-A-Wish kids whose wishes he granted.
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