The Weeknd hangs out backstage with adorable young fan battling cancer: Watch

The Weeknd just made an adorable new friend. After a mother took to social media to ask him if he would meet up with her daughter Katana, a 3-year-old fan of his who currently fight against cancerthe 32-year-old pop the star went above and beyond by inviting Katana to hang out with him backstage at his recent concerts in Los Angeles.



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Katana’s journey to meet her favorite singer began when mom Lisa posted a video of her daughter declaring her love for The Weeknd on Twitter. “My daughter wants to meet her favorite artist @theweeknd and go to his concert,” Lisa captioned the video, which was posted on July 26. “I want to make it happen for her, she deserves the best of the best. She’s kicking cancer’s ass and is still a light in this world.”

Flash forward to this past weekend and Katana has gone from being a fan of The Weeknd to being his backstage bestie. In photos and videos posted on her mother’s social media accounts, she can be seen hugging the “Sacrifice” singer, giving him gifts and hanging out with him before the show.

In one video, Katana cheers when she sees The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, and excitedly asks, “Are you going to sing on stage?”

“Yeah, I’m getting ready to sing on stage,” he replies, wrapping her in a big hug.

Katana got to be at both of Tesfaye’s sold-out shows at SoFi Stadium on Sept. 2 and 3 — though the second show was abrupt shortcut when the four-time Grammy winner unexpectedly blew out his voice while performing. Before he took the stage that night, however, Katana had to walk hand in hand with his idol as he made his way to the stage.

“Did you have fun last time? Did you hear me scream your name?” After picking up Katana, Tesfaye asks for another hug.

“Their connection is the cutest thing I’ve ever witnessed,” Lisa tweeted afterward. “I am praying really hard for a speedy recovery for Abel. He has the most special place in our hearts.”

Check out photos and videos from Katana’s special meeting with The Weeknd below:

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