Patrick Connolly dreamed of seeing country singer Blake Shelton in concert. But when he arrived at the show on July 2, his seat in his wheelchair prevented him from seeing the stage. The day would have been a disappointment if two kind strangers hadn't stepped in to help. Together, they lifted Connolly for 20 minutes so he could see the show, despite the sweltering 100 degree heat.
Recently, Patrick's mother Cheryl Connolly talked to Fox News about what the experience meant for her family.
"Today in this world, you don't see that much heartfelt and kindness from strangers. I can't thank them enough for what that meant to our family, and especially to Patrick, to be able to see that," she said.
This spring, young concert-goers at a Lady Antebellum show also had their dreams come true. The band put on a benefit concert for a tornado-ravaged southern Indiana high school in May.
What's the most inspiring act of kindness you've ever seen? Share your stories in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
Tim Ebert and Danae Rodriguez
After high school senior Danae Rodriguez's father suffered life-threatening injuries in a car accident this past December, she stayed by his side throughout months of rehabilitation. The pair <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/danae-rodriguez-minnesota-teen-dad-prom_n_1468448.html" target="_hplink">went to prom</a> together this May. "I was honored to take my beautifully stunning daughter to her Senior Prom," Rodriguez's father Tim Ebert wrote on Facebook. "I am blessed."
Greg and Alexander Massalias
When <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/13/154762130/fencings-father-son-duo-hones-an-olympic-dream?ft=1&f=1001" target="_hplink">18-year-old fencer Alexander Massalias</a> competes in the Olympics this summer, he'll have his dad right by his side. His father and coach Greg, a three-time Olympic fencer, began coaching him at the age of seven.
Anthony and Catie Rose Lee
Australian teen Catie Rose was dying to meet her favorite band, One Direction, for the past two years; dad Anthony wanted to make her dream a reality. After two years of entering competitions for tickets to no avail, Anthony waited with his daughter outside the band's photoshoot so she could meet the band. When Catie Rose burst into tears of joy, her dad did, too. Later, Australia's <em>Today Show</em> promised Anthony and Catie Rose tickets to One Direction's next Australian concert.
Mike and Jessica Hanley
Stand-up comedian Mike Hanley could have done the standard father-daughter dance at his daughter Jessica's Bat Mitzvah. But why stop there? The duo performed a <a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/22/surprise-father-daughter-dance-goes-viral/" target="_hplink">five-minute dance routine </a>featuring songs from Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and more. An instant viral hit, it's received more than 1.2 million views.
David and Amelia Hempleman-Adams
At just 16, Amelia Hempleman-Adams became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole. She took on the challenge with her father David, who was the first person to reach both North and South Poles. "It's the first time I've been on a trek with him and now I know what it's like," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-16135755" target="_hplink">she told the BBC</a>, citing "Dad's snoring" as one of the biggest challenges on the 17-day trek.
Dad and Chaddy
After Chaddy woke up from his wisdom tooth surgery, he was woozy and still under the influence of medication. During this film clip, he talks to his dad on the phone and tells him how much he loves him. Hilarity ensues!
Edward and Sarah Hyland
<em>Modern Family</em> actress Sarah Hyland, who struggles with kidney displasia, received a second chance at life this year when her father gave her a kidney. <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/05/sarah-hyland-my-dad-gave-me-his-kidney/" target="_hplink">She told Seventeen</a>, "You know that family is always going to be there for you -- no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin' kidney!"