You would have to live under a rock to not know the story of Daniel Fleetwood. Fleetwood, thanks to a social media campaign and J.J. Abrams’ generosity, was granted his dying wish to see the new Star Wars film. This touching act is just the latest instance of celebrities being awesome to their ailing fans; here are a few other heart-warmers that will remind you the world isn’t such a terrible place.
In the spring of 2014, it was brought to Ed Sheeran’s attention that one of his fans (15-year-old resident of Dublin, Ireland Triona Priestley) was sick with cystic fibrosis. Priestley had been battling the disease for most of her life, and her prognosis was not good. Her friends and family started a Twitter campaign (#SingForTri) to grant her one last wish: to be serenaded by Ed Sheeran. On April 1, 2014, Sheeran called Triona and sang her favorite song, “Little Bird”. Triona passed just moments after receiving the call. Sheeran tweeted in her memory: “Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x”.