The British star is currently touring his Divide album Down Under, wowing stadium-sized crowds of his devoted Australian followers this month. But Ed Sheeran made time for a special meeting with one young fan with cerebral palsy over the weekend. nine-year-old Cal appeared overjoyed to meet his idol and even scored a hug from the Shape Of You hit-maker.Ed Sheeran hugs nine-year-old superfan with cerebral palsy in emotional backstage video as the young boy asks for a special song request from the British superstar Cal, who is wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy, travelled 800kms from Far West NSW to meet Ed.
Ed Sheeran has vowed to try “his best” to write a song about disability at the request of a young fan. Cal Shepherd, who is nine-years-old and suffers from cerebral palsy, travelled 800kms from New South Wales to Melbourne to meet the ‘Shape Of You’ hitmaker during his tour of Australia at the weekend, according to ABC news. Ed, 27, met Cal, who is wheelchair bound and communicates through a speaking keyboard, and signed his ukulele.
The pop star happily signed Cal’s ukulele as the child beamed with excitement and wonder. Communicating via his tablet, he said: ‘Hi, I’m Cal… It is awesome meeting you.’Ed crouched down to the boy’s level, smiling as he responded: ‘It’s lovely to meet you too, Cal!’ ‘On your next album, can you please write a song about disability?’ Cal asked for Ed to write a song that would show the world that disabled adults and children can ‘do awesome things.
All smiles!Actually The pop star happily signed Cal’s ukulele as the child beamed with excitement and wonder and later picked up the boy for a warm hug He ended his chat with Ed, asking: ‘On your next album, can you please write a song about disability, to let people know that we can do awesome things?’ Ed apparently told the boy he’d try his best.The pair shared laughter and smiles, before Ed picked up the nine-year-old for a warm embrace outside of his wheelchair.