He does random subway performances, just to make people smile. He sings for children in hospital. He invites fans struggling with illness backstage and does solo performances for them. He’s been donating a portion of the proceeds of his song “Don’t Give Up On Me” to Claire’s Place Foundation to support people living with cystic fibrosis. He leaves kind notes for strangers. And just when we thought Andy Grammer couldn’t possibly carry out any more acts of kindness, he does.
The singer recently received a text from a woman whose teenage daughter is in hospice care. Andy discovered that 19-year-old Gracie is battling Leukemia and 5 brain tumours. Hoping to put a smile on her face, Andy decided to FaceTime Gracie.
In an IGTV post, Andy and Gracie chat about ice-cream and Stranger Things before he and his band perform a song.
“This one goes out to Gracie!” he says.
Check out the heart-warming video below. And yes, GET THE TISSUES!
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One thing I have learned being on this tour with this song is that at any moment no matter the odds, no matter how insurmountable the difficulties, you can always look your struggles in the face and say “I see you… and even so… I’m never giving up.” With a song like Don’t Give Up On Me and being on a tour like this, I feel the power of this simple statement all around me. Hearing people’s stories in the meet and greets, their voices screaming the words through tears at the shows, and in these one on one performances at hospitals or on facetime . Even as I type this I know that it can sound cheesy, but when you are around those fighting for their life, or fighting to continue life without a loved one, or fighting through all types of trauma it is very very real. There is a blind stubbornness of hope that is SO BADASS. Drop a ✊ if you feel me. 📸| @coop_hd