While she was in between songs, the No Doubt frontwoman spotted a sign in the audience and started reading it out loud.
“My son was bullied from first to fifth grade,” she read, which led her to let out an exasperated, “What?!”
The sign also said that the Stefani’s music would always cheer the boy up when he came home from school upset.
After reading the note, Stefani motioned to the boy in the audience and urged him to “Get up here right now!” With the help of some concertgoers and someone who appeared to be a security guard, the young fan was plucked out of the crowd and put onstage.
The boy was clearly emotional standing beside Stefani, who proceeded to hold his hands up in the air, eliciting loud cheers from the crowd. The two also posed for photos and “The Voice” coach seemed to give the boy some solid words of encouragement.
Following the show, Stefani took to Instagram to reflect on the special moment and and posted the above video.
“About 3 years ago when things were hard in my life I prayed to God everyday that I could get a chance to use my gift that God gave me and make a difference in some way in this world,” she wrote alongside the clip. “Last night this little guy was the answer to my prayers.”
Check out the touching moment above.
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