Country music group Lonestar just taught America what it actually means to be a “Southern Gentleman.”
After the stars spotted a young woman crying in the audience at their Brooklyn Fair show, lead singer Richie McDonald pulled her onstage to ask her what was causing her pain. Cecilia told him that she had recently lost her father and that Lonestar was his favorite band, so he saw to it that his fallen fan would be properly commemorated.
“I just thought that this could be a moment for you and your dad,” McDonald says as the girl begins to be overwhelmed with emotion. “He is here right now…he’s watching, he’s listening.”
The singer took the young girl over to the edge and sat with her for an meaningful one-on-one performance of their hit song “I’m Already There.” Holding a photo of her father in her hands, Cecilia sat tearful and completely overtaken by intense emotion throughout the song.
“I’m already there, take a look around,” McDonalds sings in honor of her late father. “I’m the sunshine in your hair, I’m the shadow on the ground.”
After the song came to a close, the two hugged and she exited the stage. With this kind gesture Lonestar proved the power music has in its ability to help ease the pain of a damaged heart.
You can watch the emotional tribute to Lonestar’s fallen fan in the video below but be sure to keep the tissues close.