Country music star, Lauren Alaina, lets blind boy ‘visualize’ her face in touching moment Country music star, Lauren Alaina, lets blind boy ‘visualize’ her face in touching moment
What this American Idol runner-up did for her young fan was quite touching. She has melted the hearts of both this little fan and his mother! “She is... Country music star, Lauren Alaina, lets blind boy ‘visualize’ her face in touching moment

What this American Idol runner-up did for her young fan was quite touching. She has melted the hearts of both this little fan and his mother!

“She is amazing I didn’t even have to tell her he was blind she already knew and signed his heart,” wrote Heather Hillebrand in a Facebook post, sharing photos of her 7-year-old son, AJ, meeting American country music singer Lauren Alaina, who featured in American Idol’s season 10, on Sunday, Aug. 27.

That day, AJ, who was born blind, attended the B100 Birthday Party and queued up in the autograph line to meet Alaina with his mom, Hillebrand, at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in South Bend, IN.

Upon seeing AJ, Alaina bent down on her knees to get close and personal with him. Alaina even placed AJ’s hands on her face so that he could “visualize” her appearance.

“He was also super tired at this point in the day but he woke right up when she started talking to him,” Hillebrand told Sounds Like Nashville.

“She was like ‘do you feel my smiling. I’m smiling just for you.’ And then she was like ‘can I sign your heart,’” Hillebrand said, in an interview with the South Bend Tribune. “So she signed his shirt over his heart.”

Alaina’s kind gesture moved Hillebrand to tears.

“My heart melted the fact that she already knew, or could just tell, literally made me tear up immediately,” Hillebrand said. “The fact that she took so much time with him when she had a long line of people waiting was amazing.”

“AJ has been through so much in his 7 years with surgeries and struggles,” she revealed. “Through it all, country music has been the thing to keep him happy and calm so for him to meet the people he hears on the radio and on his mp3 player makes me very happy for him.”

AJ was of course elated with the meeting, and it seems this joyous encounter will forever be a happy memory for the young boy and his mother.

“AJ is still saying she’s in his heart forever (with Jesus). He was so happy,” Hillebrand shared.

“She signed my heart,” AJ told the South Bend Tribune, with a smile on his face

It turned out the encounter was a memorable experience for Alaina too.

Alaina, who later saw the photos of the encounter, replied on Twitter, “That little boy made my whole day. He’s a little angel. I love him.”

That little boy made my whole day. He’s a little angel. I love him.

 

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