Kirk Franklin helped make a cancer patient’s dream come true earlier this month.
The Losing My Religion singer surprised 17-year-old Richie Artis in the hospital on Jul 17 after the boy’s family reached out to Franklin through Twitter.
According to the Daily Advance, Artis requested to meet Franklin through the Toby’s Dream Foundation in Virginia that grants wishes to children with terminal illnesses.
The teen’s uncle, Tyrek Slaughter, sent out a tweet that caught Franklin’s attention.
“My nephew, Richie, is battling cancer for the second time. He wants to meet Fetty Wap and Kirk Franklin. Take 10 seconds to share this, send it to them, and spread the word. It would mean the world to him.”
The teen has been hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters over the last month and couldn’t hide his excitement when Franklin walked into his hospital room.
“Amazing how God can even use social media to make something beautiful happen,” Franklin captioned a video of him surprising Richie on Twitter.