Justin Bieber made a little Massachusetts girl with cancer the envy of millions by flying her to New York for a pre-Valentine’s Day date.
Six-year-old Avalanna Routh even got to run her fingers through his famous hair.
“I got Bieber fever,” she told NBC News later.
Bieber appeared pleased that he could give a little girl who has been in and out of hospitals most of her life a few hours of pure joy.
“That was one of the best things I have ever done,” he tweeted to his 17 million followers. “She was AWESOME. Feeling really inspired right now.”
Avalanna has been battling a rare form of cancer since she was a baby, a type called AT/RT that affects the brain — and for which there is no cure.
She is also obsessed with the pint-sized pop star.
So much so that Avalanna’s nurses at the Jimmy Fund clinic in Boston threw her a pretend wedding with a cardboard cutout of the 17-year-old Bieber and gave her a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Future Mrs. Bieber.”
Bieber learned he had a true fan in Avalanna after her mom started a “Get Avalanna to Meet Justin Bieber” page on Facebook and quickly garnered over 12,000 supporters.
Instead of flying up to Boston to meet her, Bieber flew Avalanna and her parents to the city Monday where they played board games, ate cupcakes and candy — and where she styled the pop star’s locks.
Avalanna’s mom said she wasblown away by Bieber’s generosity. She said it gives her daughter, who has endured dozens of surgeries and chemotherapy sessions, a reason to fight on.
“She’s beaten all the odds,” Aileen Routh said. “It’s a very aggressive, rare disease, and she’s been in treatment for five and a half years.”
And if Avalanna ever needs a morale boost, she can read the postings on her Facebook page.
“Justin Bieber has finally met his wife!” one of them read. “Mr. And Mrs. Bieber enjoying their Valentine’s Day date together.”