Social media has its good days and its bad, but this day was definitely on the good side.
Music superstar Beyonce Knowles, who is currently pregnant with twins, made a cancer patient’s wish come to fruition, and it was so beautiful.
Ebony Banks, a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, is battling a rare cancer disease (stage 4), and one of her biggest wishes was to meet Queen Bey.
“[Banks] is a really big fan of [Beyoncé] and she has so much love for her that we really want to get [Banks] to meet her,” said Banks’ friend Cristal Depaz. “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.”
After her friends launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (“EBOB” is her nickname), Beyonce’s people took notice, and her wish was granted (to a certain extent). Instead of an in-person meet from the mom-to-be, Banks received a FaceTime phone call from Beyonce.
“I love you Beyoncé,” said Banks while speaking with Bey from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Bey waved back and replied, “I love you.”
Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose wish was to meet Beyoncé 😭😭🤧❤️ ———————————————— "High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, had her dream came true Wednesday when she received a FaceTime call from her hero, Beyoncé. Banks — who attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas — has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare stage four cancer, according to KIAH, a local news station. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is “Ebob,” in the hospital. And as the ultimate graduation present, Banks’ friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media so that she could meet with Beyoncé in an effort to help make one of her biggest dreams come true." "Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we're trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce's attention," said Gutierrez. ————————————————–God Bless you, Ebony! We're praying for you beautiful! #BeyHive 🐝🙏🏽