Beyoncé makes dreams come true. Ebony Banks is a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, who is battling stage four cancer.
One of Banks’ biggest dreams was to meet Beyoncé. So her friends launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (“EBOB” is her nickname) to make her wish come true.
“[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.”
All their hard work paid off. Just days after their hashtag went viral, Queen Bey granted Banks’ wish and surprised her with a FaceTime phone call.
“I love you Beyoncé,” said Banks as she chatted with her idol from the hospital. A smiling Bey waved back and replied, “I love you.”
Watch the heartwarming moment below.
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