Justin Bieber lost one of his youngest and most dedicated fans this week. Six-year-old Avalanna Routh, who called herself “Mrs. Bieber,” has lost her battle with brain cancer and passed away on Wednesday. Routh had atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor which is a very rare kind of brain cancer with only about 30 cases being reported in the U.S. each year.
But before she died, the avid Justin Bieber fan got to spend a fun-filled day with the heartthrob, on Valentine’s Day no less and all thanks to Facebook.
There had been a Facebook campaign for Routh to get the chance to meet her idol. After acquiring over 12,000 Facebook supporters and media attention, the 6-year-old was invited to spend the day with Bieber where they had a mock wedding, playing a bunch of games, and got to give him a kiss on the cheek. But this was not just a one-time deal. Justin brought her to New York again to appear on the Today Show with him, and last June Justin brought Routh on stage when he performed at the Apollo Theater.
When Justin Bieber heard the news he wrote on Twitter: “just got the worst news ever. one of the greatest spirits i have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her,” a message that since he posted has been retweeted close to 100,000 times. He followed this up with “RIP Avalanna. i love you,” “please show respect to her and her family. say a prayer for her and for them. i miss her,” and finally he tweeted the above photo saying, “My angel.”
What’s really sweet is the amount attention he bestowed upon Avalanna. He could’ve just sent her a signed 8×10 but went way beyond to make the dreams of this young girl come true. As our own Monica Bielanko said, “This is one cool kid, y’all” and I would have to agree.
Photo Source: Justin Bieber’s Twitter