With around 33.33 million followers, Justin Bieber overtook Lady Gaga as the most popular user on Twitter on Tuesday, and we’re pretty sure we know why.
The teen heartthrob’s diehard fans may seek out @justinbieber for his latest music news, but they often walk away with inspiring messages on how to make the world a better place.
Whether it’s donating his birthday to raising money for people in need of clean water, or listening to his followers’ pleas to find a way to support –- and uplift –- a suffering fan, the pop star constantly channels his 140-character messages into movements that bring good to those who need it most.
Click through the slideshow below to read about Bieber’s top five all-time Twitter moments.
Before Avalanna Routh passed away from a rare form of brain cancer, the 6-year-old (who dubbed herself “Mrs. Bieber”) got her greatest Valentine’s Day wish –- the chance to spend an afternoon with her idol playing games, doling out kisses and even playing with the star’s famed mane.
While Hélène Campbell desperately waited for a double-lung transplant, she decided to also work on increasing the odds of getting organs for other people in need by launching an organ registration campaign on Twitter. Her initiative took off –- and hundreds of people registered –- just as soon as Bieber started spreading the word.
Bieber celebrated a big birthday last year, but he had just one wish –- for his fans to each donate $18 to support charity:water, a nonprofit that builds wells in areas across the world that don’t have clean drinking water.
After suffering a cancer relapse earlier this month, Millie Flamm was devastated when she had to sell her Justin Bieber tickets. But after thousands of supporters alerted the “Baby” singer on Twitter of the 7-year-old’s situation, he decided to visit Millie and give her a private concert. "He walked in and her whole face just lit up,” Millie's mother told the Deseret News.
After 20 students and six faculty members were shot and killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting last month, Justin Bieber took to Twitter to encourage people to support the Sandy Hook Promise, an initiative that has vowed to honor the lives lost and do whatever it takes to make the community into a place where “where real change began.”