Hayley Okines had one wish — to meet Justin Bieber — and he made that dream come true!
This will melt your hearts HollyMoms. At 16 years of age, Justin Bieber truly is a hero! This holiday season, Justin has made one of his biggest fan’s dream come true. On Sunday (December 5) while on tour in the United Kingdom, Justin took time out from the tour to meet 12-year-old Hayley Okines who is suffering from a rare condition called Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It’s a progressive terminal condition that imitates the characteristics of the aging process by 8 times faster and there are only 53 known cases of it in the entire world. Most people with the disease only live to age 13, so little Hayley’s time is running out. Luckily, the king of tweens showed up just in time to put a smile on her face. How sweet!
The story of Justin meeting Hayley began when a twitter account (BiebsmeetHayley) was created and the account’s team reached out to Justin’s people about introducing the two. When it seemed nothing was going to happen, all of a sudden fans across the world started retweeting the message at Justin. Millions reached out and eventually Justin’s manager Scooter Braun got on board.
“About to meet someone very special soon,” Justin posted on his Twitter page. “@BiebsmeetHayley u did a good thing. and you were right she has a great smile. It was actually kinda funny. She had no clue and when she saw me she screamed and everyone was like what the?!?! lol she was real sweet and i offered her tix for the show in the UK when I’m back. I think you should go with her then too”
“This is when we first saw each other in the lobby after THE SCREAM!” Justin added along with a photo. “Thanks for introducing us. She is a sweet girl.” It sure seems like there’s one less lonely girl in the world now!
Hayley’s still stunned about finally meeting her idol Justin! “I met Justin Bieber yesterday!!!” she tweeted on Monday (December 6). “Still cant believe it, he called me sweet!! I love Justin Bieber!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 X x x x”
It’s heartwarming to know that Hayley’s definitely going to have a very happy holiday this year!