(Atlanta, Ga) – The last few days for Tori Kelly have been that of pop star dreams and fantasy wishes! The
‘Should hhave been’ singer helped ESPN and the NFL kick off the 2015-2016 season by singing the National Anthem at the Atlanta Falcons’ season opener Monday night. Afterwards, Kelly hit the road to surprise a fan in Gainesville, Florida – Jamal Davis, who needed a heart.
“This is Jamal. He found out this summer that his heart was failing him, and he would need a transplant,” Kelly writes, captioning the emotional clip (below). “The people from the hospital reached out to me and said that Jamal was a fan of my music, and he would fall asleep listening to my album every night.” Needless to say, the song takes on a bigger, more life-affirming meaning.
She continues, “They also told me that Jamal loved to sing, as well. Ever since I found out, I’ve been trying to get to Gainesville to visit him. I’m so happy it finally worked out. I got to surprise Jamal at the studio (where he was working on his EP), and we did this impromptu version of ‘City Dove’ together.
Praise God that he successfully got a new heart, and he’s out of the hospital! Seeing that huge smile of his light up the entire room was so incredible. I hope it makes you smile today like it made me.”