International star Priyanka Chopra’s brief but meaningful interaction with a fan at a recent Jonas Brothers concert is touching hearts on social media.
Twitter user Lisa Dawn shared in a thread how the former Miss World and Bollywood star went out of her way to make her and her mother, a Jonas Brothers fan who has been battling cancer for years, feel comfortable during the concert.
“So, I knew the @jonasbrothers concert would be awesome. And it was. What I did not expect was that I would get to meet Priyanka Chopra Jonas and have a night I will never forget, and am so grateful for. So it’s STORY TIME. Thank you @priyankachopra!” Dawn tweeted.
According to Dawn, she and her mother were experiencing difficulty getting a good view of the stage in the crowded audience before Chopra noticed them and invited them to go up to the VIP section.
I’m not entirely sure what sparked this all. But as many of you know, my mom has been battling cancer for 3 years and currently has a freshly shaved head. And while she rocks the bald head, it’s clear that it’s from chemo. So I’m sure Priyanka picked up on that and noticed that we had to stand a lot to see over the people in front of us, and mom had to keep sitting because she can’t stand for long periods of time (I know Priyanka’s dad passed from cancer, so I’m sure she relates).
In her memoir, “Unfinished,” Chopra shared that she fell into a depression
soon after her father, Dr. Ashok Chopra, died of cancer at age 62 in 2013.
Dawn narrated that they could not believe it when a staff member at the event approached them to ask them if they wanted to move to the VIP section.
“And we were like, ‘What’ and he was basically like, ‘Mrs. Jonas would like you to come up here.’ So… we did.”
Dawn said the actor personally approached them, introduced herself and ensured that they were both comfortable before leaving them to enjoy the rest of the show.
When it was getting close to the end and Priyanka had to leave, she came back over and gave us a bundle of merchandise, then hugged my mom and I both and talked again for a moment. We found out later that she specifically asked the tour staff to get some merch and bring it over so she could do that. I know I must have said thank you fifty times, and we told her how much it meant to us. I don’t know why she did it, but I do know that she didn’t have to do anything at all. She was just there to enjoy her husband’s show and took time out to make the night extra special for two complete strangers. That’s genuine goodness right there.
Social media users celebrated Chopra’s kind gesture, with many commenters expressing how the fan’s story has touched them.
“Wow, what a fantastic experience for you and your mom,” a user wrote. “And infinity kudos to @priyankachopra for being an amazing human. This story made me smile BIG.”
“This is truly an amazing story!” commented another. “We love genuine human kindness and you all for just living in the moment and not making a huge scene celeb wise. So happy you and your mom got this experience together ❤️”
“That is such an amazing and awesome thing she did for your mom. What an amazing memory for you and your mom. ❤️❤️,” added a user.