Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaDrake, The Weeknd and J. Cole proved they’re three huge stars with hearts to match, granting a terminally ill 11-year-old boy his dying wish.
The boy, Elijah Williams, passed away on Friday, following a three-year battle with cancer, but not before getting to chat with the superstar trio on Face Time.
“Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience. Elijah’s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday,” Elijah’s cousin, Michael Watson II, revealed Sunday on Instagram.
“He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though,” Michael continued. “Last weekend, Elijah got to ‘meet’ 3 of his favorite artists—The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time.”
The post included a video of the conversation, which opens with J. Cole telling Elijah, “It’s a pleasure to meet you man. I love you, bro.”
“I’m so honored that I’m one of your favorite artists, buddy,” adds The Weeknd.
Elijah’s mother shared the same clip, with the caption, “I just want to say a huge Thank you to @realcoleworld @theweeknd @champagnepapi & @joeylogano for showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life. I truly appreciate you all.”
Watkins later told E! Online, “My family finds comfort in being able to share Elijah’s story and last experience with the world. With Elijah being lifted up all over the globe as we speak, this private moment of love + light is now a bittersweet silver lining for everyone.”
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