Maroon 5 made terminally ill teen's dying wish come true just one day before she succumbed to cancer
With all the backlash and criticism Maroon 5 faced for their Super Bowl show, FOX6's Ted Perry decided to share a story showing a different side to the band
'Girls Like You' hitmakers Maroon 5 made one very important stop for a very special person several years ago and a news anchor from Wisconsin has decided to get candid about one of the band's good deeds.
FOX6's Ted Perry took to Facebook to share a lengthy post on Sunday which described a very touching moment when the pop-rock band reportedly met with a terminally ill fan named Sarah several years back. Perry wrote, "Sarah wanted to meet Adam Levine who was coming to Milwaukee THAT night. Calls were made. Make a Wish reached out. Adam Levine was contacted. He’d never had such a request but said sure, he’d be honored." It was the summer of 2011 and Maroon 5 was set to play at Summerfest on July 2.
"Sarah and her mom and friends were brought by limo to the Summerfest grounds. Adam and the band met Sarah, took pictures, and then he made sure she was comfortable right off the wings of the stage. He looked over often, checked in on her periodically, smiled her way... made her feel like a queen. My friend says her daughter was so happy that night. Make a Wish did an amazing job. Adam Levine could not have been more of a gentleman," Perry continued.
Perry then added that the next day, July 3, Sarah passed away as he shared, "I personally didn’t think much one way or another about Adam Levine until I heard this story. But I know there are a lot of haters and Twitter will be full of snide remarks about the show. I'm going to remember what he did for a young woman to make her final night on earth so special."
Maroon 5 was one of the acts to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday but failed to impress fans despite closing the show with their biggest hit 'Moves Like Jagger' as Adam Levine stripped off his vest. Many fans called their performance "too long" and "boring". On Sunday, Adam Levine took to Instagram to share, "When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote."
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When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️ And the list of words is... Forgive Laugh Cry Smile Share Live Endure Embrace Remember Enlighten Preserve Inspire Sweat Fight Express Give Receive Elevate Climb Unify Fortify Soften Dance Scream Dream Educate Provide Inhale Exhale Persevere Stand Kneel Overcome Love Listen
"Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world's biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love," he continued.
The words written in the post included — forgive, laugh, cry, smile, share, live, endure, embrace, remember, enlighten, preserve, inspire, sweat, fight, express, give, receive, elevate, climb, unify, fortify, soften, dance, scream, dream, educate, provide, inhale, exhale, persevere, stand, knee, overcome, love and listen.