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A Brisbane, Australia, teen whose mother passed away in June attended a P!nk concert, not only to enjoy the pop star's live performance, but in the hopes of receiving a hug from the "What About Us" singer.

Leah Murphy brought a sign handwritten by her cousin, Katrina Donkin, to the concert that made P!nk get off the stage and into the crowd to deliver the 14-year-old fan the hug she needed.

The viral video of the emotional moment is making the rounds on the internet and eliciting all the feels and sobs along the way.

The sign Murphy brought to the concert on Monday read, "My name is Leah – I'm 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mum last month. I would LOVE a hug … Please!"

Donkin, who is also affectionately referred to by Murphy as her aunt, told CBS News that she reached out to the singer and even her backup dancers to see if anyone would respond with a "message of love to Leah."

But when Donkin didn't get any responses, she made one more attempt to lift Murphy's broken heart, if even for a brief moment.

The famous sign that Pink responded to was one last attempt. "We didn't think there was a chance but we held them up in hope she would see it," Donkin said.

Thanks to the generous crowd who helped make the sign more prominent, the message was received.

"Strangers in the crowd grabbed the signs and we waved them frantically whenever she looked over our way until she squinted and said 'ok what IS that'"

"Where's Leah?" Pink asked, before descending down the stairs. When she found Murphy, she embraced her hard.


The overwhelmed teen recounted the special moment with The Courier-Mail:

"She told me that I looked pretty. She said "oh don't cry. She said that everything was going to be OK. Then she signed my arm and we took a selfie."
"It meant everything. It was a dream come true.


Donkin predicts that while it will take a while for her cousin to grieve, the emotional impact of Pink's embrace will last a lifetime.

"She is so heartbroken. But since the concert, she hasn't stopped smiling and singing."


The Bulletin wrote that originally, Murphy's late mother and a friend had purchased the tickets for the concert in Sydney.

Mother and daughter had bonded through Pink's music, so it was only fitting that Murphy attend the concert in Debbie's stead after she had passed.

"When mum bought tickets to P!NK she downloaded all of her songs and we would play it on the speaker really loud and dance and sing around the house."



Yeah, Pink is pretty awesome.



Donkin recalled how much Debbi loved Pink's music. "When Debbie had planned to go the the concert originally, she used to dance around with Leah in the loungeroom to Pink's music turned up loud. Debbie loved to dance more than anything."

The thoughtful cousin is still shocked her plan worked.

"She hugged her so tight Leah cried. It was so beautiful and so meaningful."
"We think her mum sent her a hug from heaven."


H/T - Facebook, CBSnews, TheBulletin

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