Kendrick Lamar takes care of his fans.
During a show in Dallas over the weekend, the rapper noticed Jennifer Phillips (who uses a wheelchair) in the crowd and invited her backstage to hang out after the concert. He signed merch for her, posed for pics, and just generally treated her to a surprise VIP experience—enough for the story to get some viral traction.
What some bloggers didn’t realize was that Lamar’s autograph contained a touching message. Phillips has been working to raise money for a van that can accommodate her wheelchair, and unbeknownst to her, Lamar decided her fundraising was over—he offered to pay for the van outright.
In Sharpie on a jacket, the rapper (who has the best-selling album of 2017 right now) wrote:
Thank you for always supporting me. Your a [sic] inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure your comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your always appreciated!!!
He then handed her the shirt and asked her to read it. Needless to say, the gesture was life-changing for Phillips, who has been a quadriplegic since 2007.
After a few days of media coverage, Phillips noticed writers were leaving out the best part of the story (ie: the van), so she hopped on Twitter Monday asking that everyone, “Give him some props pls”—because fandom never sleeps, people.
Hi, I'm "Disabled Fan" lol what you missed is that the autographed jacket said he was buying me a new wheelchair van. Give him his props pls https://t.co/Y83vtJAdRW— Jenn (@msj3nn) July 17, 2017
The autograph pic.twitter.com/xW48D9RwBL— Jenn (@msj3nn) July 17, 2017
It doesn’t get better than this.