At a recent show in Pennsylvania, Luke Bryan made one fan’s wish come true by simply drinking a beer with her.
Nancy North brought her wheelchair-bound mom to the Luke Bryan concert at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa. last Friday. She brought along a sign that stated, “I have ALS, on my bucket list is too (sic) drink a beer w/ you.”
Bryan usually drinks a beer during his concerts, so when he was onstage chugging a Miller Light, one of his staff brought the sign to the singer’s attention and he walked over to North and her mom.
Leaning over toward the audience, Bryan was precariously balanced. Several people helped hold him up as he opened up a beer and handed it to North, then popped one for himself. The two had a moment in the midst of the screaming crowd where they connected over a brew.
Afterwards, North and her mom and everyone around them spent several moments doing nothing but screaming with excitement.
ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a neurodegenerative disease that eventually causes complete paralysis. This disease is the same one that has afflicted famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The viral Ice Bucket Challenge from a few years ago helped to raise money for ALS research.
This isn’t the first time Bryan has met with a sick fan. In July, while on tour in Ohio, he spent time with a young girl who has cancer.