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Justin Timberlake receives a touching gift from a young fan at a concert

A small gesture yields big emotions


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Dec 16, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:34 pm CDT

It’s not uncommon to see fans give their favorite performer a gift in the middle of a concert, but this gift in particular was special for Justin Timberlake.

Timberlake was performing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 14 when a ten-year-old fan handed him a present. The boy was a lifelong admirer of Timberlake, having started listening to him at age 2. He showed up at the concert dressed to impress, and when he handed over the small gift, the gesture affected the singer more than he or any of us were expecting.

“I might have to wear that on Christmas Day,” Timberlake said.

There’s no greater compliment than that.

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2014, 10:31 am CST