After a little boy named Danny was tragically diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, all he dreamed of were birthday cards and letters from around the world for his 6th birthday. Justin Bieber made his ultimate wish come true! Read on for all the tear-jerking details.
A lot can be (and is) said about Justin Bieber, 20, but he’s truly an unsung hero when it comes to helping children. When a then five-year-old boy from Massachusetts named Danny Nickerson, who can no longer attend school because he’s SO sick, decided that all he wanted for his 6th birthday were cards from strangers, the story quickly went viral and the hashtag #CardsForDanny went worldwide on social media. Justin KNEW he had to act — and he did in a big way.
Justin Bieber: Singer Sends Danny Nickerson A Birthday Card For #CardsForDanny
Danny’s 6th birthday was July 25. While most kids wish for toys on their special day, Danny, who suffers from a rare and inoperable brain tumor, just wanted to know that people around the world were thinking about him. Justin made SURE Danny felt special on his birthday!
The singer Instagrammed a photo of Danny with the words, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY! MUCH LOVE, JUSTIN BIEBER,” on top of the photo — just like a card. He captioned the post with: “#happybirthdaydanny stay strong”
Danny’s mom, Carley Nickerson, has revealed why Danny wished for cards specifically. “He can recognize his name now. When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy,” she told ABC News.
Danny had to drop out of kindergarten after being diagnosed in October 2013 — so life can get lonely for the now six-year-old little guy. We hope getting cards from people around the world, like Justin, made Danny’s birthday amazing and memorable.
Justin Bieber Will Receive Champ Of Charity Award At YHAs
Justin is all set to receive the Champ of Charity award for his amazing work with the Make-A-Wish foundation at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. They air this Monday, July 28 on The CW!
Justin’s work with Make-A-Wish made history when he broke the famous charity’s record. After making 200 wishes for sick children come true, Justin broke the record for most “wishes” granted. So amazing!
Justin’s peers, like Ansel Elgort, Bella Thorne, Ashley Tisdale, and Vanessa Hudgens, will all be on hand to watch him receive the award at the annual show.
What do YOU think about Justin sending Danny an Instagram card, HollywoodLifers? Does this change how you see Justin? Let us know!
— Megan Ross