It may only be Tuesday, but Pink already gets my award for the coolest and kindest performer of the week. For one perfect moment on Sunday, she seamlessly slipped out of Star Mode and into Mom Mode, acting on her mother’s instincts to help a frightened child.
During a performance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pink abruptly stopped in the middle of an acoustic version of “Who Knew.” She’d heard the sound of a child crying. Looking out into the crowd and pointing, she asked, “Hold on a second. Time out. Is everything okay right here? Is this little girl all right?”
Someone explained that two women had been fighting nearby, which didn’t sit well with Pink. She scolded the ladies, and then turned her attention to the young fan.
“Will this frog and this Rice Krispies Treat make you feel better?” she asked, coming downstage to offer the toy and sweet. Helpful audience members passed the girl down close enough to get the gifts while Pink praised her pink outfit.
“Cry when you’re older,” she advised. “Thank you so much for coming.”
Then, as a final act of awesomeness, the star began the song over from the beginning instead of picking up where she’d left off.
That’s what happens when you’re a mom. At the sound of “Mommy?” you turn your head. When you see a skinned knee – even if it doesn’t belong to one of your kids – you reach for the Band-Aids in your bag. Doesn’t matter if you’re on your way to an important meeting, or if your arms are full of grocery bags, or if you’re singing in front of hundreds of fans.
So have a look at this video and give a Virtual Mom Fist-Bump to Pink for knowing that some things are more important than being a star. Best of all, her daughter Willow will grow up learning this, too.
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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