Karen Belz
April 26, 2017 9:22 am

We love stories about musicians doing good. And this musician? Well, he did something that’ll make your heart happy. Ed Sheeran invited a dying boy backstage, and we’re sure that the meet and greet absolutely made his day.

While this fan in particular probably isn’t his youngest, he’s definitely close. Ollie Carroll is only six, but he suffers from a devastating disease called Batten Disease. His symptoms are pretty heart-wrenching — little Ollie can’t speak, walk, or even see. But since he wasn’t born with it, he still had time to enjoy Sheeran’s music (and sing a bit of it!) before things got bad.

Back in January, a Facebook page dedicated to Ollie’s battle posted a request for Sheeran to meet with him. And thankfully, that dream came true this weekend.

This Sunday, the update was posted, along with a video of the meeting.

Anyone else need tissues?

According to Ollie’s family, Ollie just lit up when he got to see his favorite singer.

This is just further proof that social media campaigns can make a huge difference. Sheeran even wore a wristband that will help bring some awareness to Ollie’s condition.

Batten Disease is very rare, but unfortunately, extremely fatal. Signs of it become apparent in childhood, and the first indications typically include vision problems and seizures. As the child grows, symptoms become more extreme. Approximately 2 to 4 of every 100,000 live births will suffer from the disease, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

We want to give our best to Ollie and his family during this difficult time. As for Sheeran? We think he’s continuously generous and loving to his fans, which is so important.

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