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Tim McGraw's Special Serenade for Atlanta Fan

Country star Tim McGraw sang "You Are So Beautiful" to a fan with Down Syndrome who joined him on stage in Atlanta July 13. He also signed his guitar and gave it to the ecstatic girl.

Country star Tim McGraw sang "You Are So Beautiful" to a fan with Down Syndrome who joined him on stage in Atlanta July 13. Credit: Facebook post by Kelly Samford Halcomb
Country star Tim McGraw sang "You Are So Beautiful" to a fan with Down Syndrome who joined him on stage in Atlanta July 13. Credit: Facebook post by Kelly Samford Halcomb
Country music megastar Tim McGraw has warmed hearts everywhere with his reaction to a girl who jumped on stage during his July 13 concert in Atlanta.

He was sitting on the edge of the stage crooning "You Are So Beautiful," a Joe Cocker song, for his daughters, and wife, Faith Hill. When a girl joined him on stage he embraced the moment, and her.

Fan Kelly Samford Halcomb shot a cell phone video of the end of the serenade and posted it to Facebook. It's gone viral from there, showing McGraw hugging the girl, who has Down Syndrome, then signing his acoustic guitar and handing it to his fan with another big hug and a kiss.

Although you can't hear her reaction over the noise of the crowd, you can lip-read the smiling special fan as she says, "Oh my God."

Samford Halcomb, who captured it all on her phone, said: “Why I love Tim McGraw and country music.”

The star's generosity also helped lift the spirits of Samford Halcomb, who said on Facebook that she'd gone to the concert to cheer herself up after the death of her dog, a yellow lab named McGraw. 

"I am honored to have captured such a special moment," she wrote of the McGraw's serenade.

Melissa M July 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Surprised he didn't slap her.
Math4all-Woodstock July 20, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Really? If you were up on stage performing in front of thousands of people and a man reached up and grabbed you by the crotch you wouldn't hit him? That crazy fan crossed a line that should never be crossed. I know I would have reacted the same way. I find no fault with the performer.
Heidi Anne Henderson July 21, 2014 at 09:46 AM
A little girl with Down's Syndrome is hardly a threat, and his kind and generous reaction to her impromptu appearance reveal a man of character.
Clayton King July 23, 2014 at 07:20 AM
I have been reading up on this cause I'm bored LoL but I don't see anywhere that this girl he hit is also the down syndrome girl but their are a lot of ppl saying it is soo I'm thinking ppl need to get their story's str8 before saying faulse info I mean clearly he probably should not hit a fan that paid money to see him but the fan should not have grabbed his leg & try to give him a croch rub eaither js
Math4all-Woodstock July 23, 2014 at 07:35 AM
It was a completely different article that appeared a day or two before this article. This young person was not the offender to which Melissa's statement and my statement referred. It was a different fan altogether that grabbed McGraw.

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