Pink Stops Concert to Comfort Teen Who Lost Her Mom, Teaches Us an Inspiring Lesson in Compassion
We’re used to Pink being pretty badass. She’s an influential feminist, a great mom and of course, a strong, powerful artist — but it turns out she’s an even better human being than we realized.
This past week, Pink was performing a show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre as part of her tour in Australia and noticed a sign in the audience being held by a young teen, Leah Murphy, who had recently lost her mom, asking for a hug.
The sign read: “I lost my beautiful Mum last month. I would LOVE a hug … Please!”
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Katrina Donkin told ABC News in Australia, as soon as Pink saw the sign, she had the audience make room for Murphy to reach Pink, where the star held her for what “felt like 20 seconds.” As the 14-year-old shook with tears, the Beautiful Trauma performer told her, “It’s going to be alright,” and signed her hand.
What an amazing, inspirational moment.
“She told me that I looked pretty,” Murphy told The Courier-Mail. “She said ‘Oh, don’t cry.’ She said that everything was going to be OK. Then she signed my arm and we took a selfie.”
“Everyone call your mom,” said Pink, as she returned to the stage.
We’re not all Pink, and we can’t all stop a concert in its tracks in order to give someone in pain a meaningful moment. But we can create meaningful moments by just being there for someone when they need us. Everyone thinks they are too busy with whatever they have going on, but if Pink can stop her concert, you can pause your day, too.
Oh, and yes: Call your mom right now.