A 15-year-old girl was unable to attend Florence + the Machine’s show in Austin, Texas last week due to her health, so the band brought the show to her.
In a cell phone video posted to Instagram and YouTube by the girl’s mother last Friday night, lead singer Florence Welsh is seen sitting bedside by the patient singing a duet of “Shake It Out” and “Dog Days Are Over” with Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd.
At one point, Welsh exclaims, “Such a good harmony!”
Christie Kramer, a nurse practitioner at Hospice Austin explained that the girl had “held long cherished tickets to see Florence + the Machine last night with her BFF. All week through set back after set back she asked if she would be able to go.”
She continued, “Through a remarkable team effort, we were able to make contact with Florence. My patient’s mom was so nervous — will she really come? Is she here yet? She kept popping out of the room and checking.”
Finally, “Florence came. And her mom burst into tears of joy at the sight of her and Florence gave her a big hug.”
As if we needed another reason to love Florence + the Machine, it’s amazing how far a simple act of kindness can go.
This is what music is all about: sharing happy, genuine yet heartbreaking moments that can warm your heart. Get your tissues ready and experience the moment below.
Florence + the Machine is set to appear at BottleRock Napa Valley this coming Saturday, May 28, in the midst of their North American tour.