On his April 3 concert, Garth Brooks gave one of his diehard fans the surprise of her life for her birthday.
According to Q Political, Sophie Goudreau was accompanying her husband Gary to Garth’s show as a special treat for her birthday. During the concert, she held a big yellow sign that read “Can you sing ‘MOM’ for my birthday?” and she was stunned when Garth began walking towards her.
Instead of singing “MOM” Garth broke into a rendition of “Happy Birthday” as a spotlight shown down on Sophie.
Garth then asked Sophie if she’s a mom. She replied that she is, but her son isn’t here on Earth anymore. She lost her three-and-a-half year old son Antoine back in 2011, and Garth was clearly touched by her story.
“Where babies come from is where babies go to, so why don’t we sing this?” said Garth as he began strumming on his guitar.
Sophie’s husband held her close as Garth sang “MOM” to her. Sophie later had this to say about the experience:
The most memorable birthday I could ever ask for! Thank you Garth Brooks, Gary for taking me to the show for my birthday, to the fan who took this video (I could’t even remember half of what happened. I was so stunned!) and to Antoine for showing up on my birthday in a spectacular way! I had requested to Antoine and God in a prayer before the show that Garth sings this song for me especially. I never imagined it would turnout to be such a divinely well orchestrated moment! Garth Brooks is nothing short of a class act. That is what I love the most about him, the quality of his heartfelt lyrics, his genuine love for his fans and of course, his God given talent.
Antoine left us on September 23rd, 2011. He was only 3 and 1/2. Fly away precious little Antoine, until we meet again Angel! <3 Much Love, Sophie xoxo
God bless you and your family, Sophie!