Shawn Mendes got to surprise a very deserving fan during his concert at Manchester Arena earlier this year in England.
Amelia Thompson was at the Ariana Grande Manchester U.K. concert in 2017 which was bombed, resulting in 22 deaths. She was only 11-years-old at the time and was understandably “severely shaken up and unable to talk for days” after what happened.
She had tickets to attend Shawn’s concert on April 7th but didn’t quite feel ready to return to the location. However, she did go with support from a police officer who was also there on the night of the attacks.
Upon arriving, Amelia also got a big surprise – a chance to meet with Shawn himself. “It was really overwhelming and it felt so surreal but I really enjoyed it,” Amelia said of her experience with Shawn. “[He] was so nice to me and I’m a bit overwhelmed…I have new positive memories in there and they will definitely cancel out the negative ones.”