You don't have to be a Britney fan to admire what the princess of pop did for this terminally ill man.
Cory Moraw of Longview, Texas, has battled a number of health problems. In addition to the genetic disorder he was born with, DiGeorge syndrome -- which affects the immune system -- and diabetes, Moraw was also recently diagnosed with a severe case of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the fundraising page his family set up for him. Doctors have given the 28-year-old between one to five years to live. As his health has declined, family members said that Moraw has become less active but he was eager to attend a Britney Spears concert.
"Most of all Cory loves Britney Spears. If ever there was a No. 1 Britney fan, it would hands-down HAVE to be Cory," his step-sister, Erica, wrote on the fundraising page. "There is only one thing in this world that Cory would feel like doing ... that would be to see Britney Spears LIVE."
News of Moraw's wish eventually spread to the pop star herself, and her camp surprised the fan and his family with first-class plane tickets and VIP passes to her Las Vegas concert, according to KLTV. Last week, Moraw met the pop star and attended her show.
"Getting to see him that happy was just priceless. You couldn't have asked for anything better than him meeting her," Janet Russom, Moraw's mother, told KLTV.
After the show, Moraw posted some photos with the star on his Facebook page, and reported that his "idol and role model" was now his "new BFF."
The family says they were impressed with the singer's kindness. Moraw's step-sister, Erica, who came along for the show, said she was charmed by the star, posting on Twitter, "She's fantastic. #DreamsComeTrue."
— Erica Russom ️ (@skittle1185) August 20, 2014
While Moraw and his family say they were honored to meet the superstar, they were not the only ones touched by the encounter.
"[Britney] just hugged him and she was like, 'Oh, Cory, thank you for letting me meet you.' I was like, that is just so cool that she said it that way," Russom told KLTV.