This Reba McEntire Fan’s Reaction to Winning Meet and Greet Passes Will Warm Your Heart, Guaranteed
Ok, who's cutting onions?
Billy O'Brien is a huge Reba McEntire fan. The biggest.
According to Taste of Country, Billy and his mom Leann stopped by the 107.7 GNA studio in Albany, New York, to pick up tickets to a music festival unrelated to his favorite country singer. Knowing that Billy was a Reba super fan and that he and his mom were seeing her in concert later in the week, the hosts of Brian & Chrissy in the Morning set out to surprise him with meet and great passes. And the best part? They caught the emotional reveal on tape.
The radio station shared a video of the morning show hosts handing Billy an envelope containing the meet and greet passes. Billy, who has Cerebral Palsy, was completely stunned when his mom opened the envelope and showed him the contents. After his shock wore off, he couldn't wait to hug the hosts.
"Music in general makes him feel good. Her music, it hits home for him," Leann told Taste of Country. She explained that music (especially country music) and baseball are his two true passions.
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"He didn't always do what other kids did, but he always wanted to," she continued. "He would say, 'I'm gonna play guitar for Toby Keith when I grow up,' or 'I'm gonna pitch for the Red Sox.'"
When he was little, Billy would cut out pictures of his favorite country stars—like his other role models, Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw—and bring them to their concerts for them to sign.
"I can't thank you enough," Billy told the hosts, who conspired with his mom to set the whole thing up. "I'm speechless."
Watch the incredibly touching moment above. Spoiler: you might want tissues.