BEYONCÉ FULFILLED the dream of a teenage with a rare form of stage four cancer by surprising her with a FaceTime call.
Friends of Ebony Banks, a senior high school student at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas, set up a social media campaign using the hastag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE in the hope of attracting the singer’s attention.
“Beyoncé is one of her idols,” fellow student Karina Gutierrez told local ABC affiliate KTRK-TV at the time. “She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get [her] attention.
Knowing her dream was to meet the Formation star they went about ensuring the hashtag was trending and their efforts paid off.
A few days after the hashtag trended, the Destiny’s Child star, who is currently expecting twins with husband Jay Z, surprised the student with the call.
In a heartwarming exchange that appeared on Beyoncé fan pages, Ebony is seen lying in a hospital bed saying “I love you dancing” to which the artist replies: “I love you.”
The school’s social media account tweeted: “Thank you to everyone who helped #ebobmeetsbeyonce @Beyonce.”