We all know by know that Justin Timberlake is a good guy. He’s the kind of date you’d want your daughter to bring home, he’s the buttoned up, suit-and-tie, clean cut nice guy. But last night he took it one step further.
In a post on a website The Manifest Station, Marika Rosenthal Delan, the mother of an 8-year-old boy with autism shared her story of attending a Justin Timberlake concert with her son Julian.
Marika and her husband took Julian to the concert for his birthday despite his young age because it was his one request, but like any mother, she was worried that the adults at the concert would be disturbed or annoyed by her son.
Julian getting as close to “suit and tie” as possible
Boy, was she wrong. She describes a group of “model-esque girls” who sat near them, and she was afraid that her son’s excited repeating of “It’s my birthday!! This is my present! This is my present! I love you JT!” would ruin their night. But in the end, it was these same girls who helped get Justin’s attention during a lull in the show, and let him know that his biggest 8-year-old fan was having a birthday.
And in typical Timberlake fashion, he not only acknowledged and addressed Julian, but dedicated a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to him, while the whole crowd helped sing. Watch Justin serenade Julian in the video below, and read more of Marika’s beautiful essay here.