Thanks To Some Great Friends, This Teen Fighting Cancer Got To FaceTime With Beyoncé

The power of social media.

With the help of some amazing friends and the magic of social media, one deserving young Beyoncé fan had her dream come true this week when she got to chat with the singer on FaceTime.

Ebony Banks is a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston. She's been out of class for much of the school year fighting Stage 4 cancer, and she recently graduated early in a special ceremony held at the hospital. 

According to local news, Banks' friends and fellow color guard members started the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (Banks' nickname is "EBOB") to try to get the singer and Houston native's attention to make the meeting happen.

"Beyoncé is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we're trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyoncé's attention," Alief sophomore Karina Gutierrez told the local ABC station of the campaign earlier this week. 

"We try to make sure she has a smile on her face and to make her wishes come true," added senior Cristal Depaz.

The students' efforts paid off. On Wednesday, Beyoncé called Banks in the hospital. "I love you," she says in a brief video from their conversation shared on social media.

Queen Bey is no stranger to making wishes come true — from helping her choreographer propose to one of her backup dancers during a concert to inviting two talented fans to dance with her to "Single Ladies" on stage

And she's not the only one. Just over a year ago, fellow artists Rihanna and Drake met with a 14-year-old fan named Megan through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After learning of her passing a few months later, they paid heartfelt tribute to her on social media.

(H/T: Mashable)


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