One of Banks’ biggest dreams was to meet Beyoncé. So her friends launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (“EBOB” is her nickname) to make her wish come true.
“[Banks] is a really big fan of [Beyoncé] and she has so much love for her that we really want to get [Banks] to meet her,” said Banks’ friend Cristal Depaz. “Beyoncé is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyoncé’s attention.”
— Christine Dobbyn (@ChristineDobbyn) March 20, 2017
All their hard work paid off. Just days after their hashtag went viral, Queen Bey granted Banks’ wish and surprised her with a FaceTime phone call.
“I love you Beyoncé,” said Banks as she chatted with her idol from the hospital. A smiling Bey waved back and replied, “I love you.”
Watch the heartwarming moment below.
Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose wish was to meet Beyoncé 😭😭🤧❤️ ———————————————— “High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, had her dream came true Wednesday when she received a FaceTime call from her hero, Beyoncé. Banks — who attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas — has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare stage four cancer, according to KIAH, a local news station. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is “Ebob,” in the hospital. And as the ultimate graduation present, Banks’ friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media so that she could meet with Beyoncé in an effort to help make one of her biggest dreams come true.” “Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce’s attention,” said Gutierrez. ————————————————–God Bless you, Ebony! We’re praying for you beautiful! #BeyHive 🐝🙏🏽