Teen pop megastar Justin Bieber made a little girl’s dream come true last week when he gave the eight-year-old fan her first kiss (on the cheek) and accepted her marriage proposal at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event in Atlanta.
Bieber made the “engagement” extra special by getting down on one knee and putting a blue-and-red Ring Pop on the finger of adorable Annalysha Brown-Rafanan. The young fan, who is suffering from a life threatening liver condition, chose to meet Bieber because “he’s cute and I love him.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation thrilled Rafanan on Christimas Day 2012 with the news she would get to meet Bieber and attend his concert in Atlanta on August 10, 2013, according to the New York Daily News.
The 19-year-old singer has granted 200 wishes to date, making him the most charitable celebrity in the history of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
After taking photos with Bieber, the vivacious little fan was given an opportunity to interview the star. Reading carefully from her notecard, she asked Bieber a number of questions, including “What’s your favorite place to travel?” and “What’s your favorite video game?” But the last, and most important, question was, “Will you marry me?”
But when Rafanan presented Bieber with the Ring Pop, the pop star reached for the larger-than-life jewel-shaped candy ring and said, “I’m supposed to ask you.” Then he got down on one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” and the delighted little girl said, “Yes.”
When asked how it feels to be Bieber’s 200th wish, Rafanan said, “It feels great because… he kissed me.”
Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens: Live” that the pop star meets with Make-A-Wish recipients before almost every concert.
“This is what it is about. Thanks,” Bieber tweeted to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Twitter account.
The next day, he followed up with another enthusiastic tweet: “Honored yesterday. one of the best moments ive ever had. thank u. looking forward to doing more together. thanks.”
“Entertainment Tonight” covered the heartwarming Make-A-Wish event. The video is below…