What a gent.
Ed Sheeran made a seriously ill fan’s day when he accepted her ‘proposal’ and agreed to ‘marry’ her.
Everybody’s favourite red-headed popstar (soz Ginger Spice) met nineteen-year-old Katie Papworth ahead of a gig in Glasgow last week, when the super fan popped the question – complete with ring.
Ed graciously accepted the proposal, as well as a picture that she had painted for him of a Lego House, in tribute to his hit song, and signed a copy that she had made for herself with:
“Dear Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife.”
Katie’s mum, Trish, said of the whole experience: “Katie took the picture of the lego house she’d made and gave Ed a ring with an infinity symbol. Ed loved her artwork and asked if he could keep it for his wall.
“When she presented the ring he smiled and said, ‘I suppose I should say yes. OK.
“He made it really special for her and she’s since said she needs to think about bridesmaids.”
And we are off to buy a hat!
The brave teen has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for the past eight years, losing her sight to it just two weeks ago.
After creating a wish list a couple of months ago, Trish got in touch with Ed’s management and the singer sent Katie a video message from the US, where he was on tour.
Katie also managed to watch Ed in concert in Leeds before her health badly deteriorated, however, last Thursday she was having a relatively good day and so Trish contacted Les Hoey’s Dreammaker Foundation to see if they could help her daughter’s dream of meeting Ed come true.
A spokesperson for the foundation said: “Times like this make it worthwhile. To see someone like Ed taking time out of his day is so emotional and has made such a difference.”
Not only take time out of his day, but agree to marriage!
We would say that’s a pretty succesful first meeting and kudos to Ed for being such a sweetheart when it comes to his fans.
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