Florence and the Machine fan in hospice care surprised with private performance

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AUSTIN, Texas — Florence and the Machine surprised a 15-year-old fan in hospice care with a personal performance.

The band’s lead singer Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd visited the fan in her room at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House because she was too sick to leave and attend the band’s concert at Austin360 Amphitheater.

The hospice center posted a couple of videos of the event to its YouTube channel. One of the captions read “Thank you, Florence, for your loving kindness, and for making our patient’s day.”

The videos show Florence belting out two of the band’s hits: “Dog Days Are Over” and “Shake It Out” as the girl sings along. Several friends and family members can be seen in the background of the video, taking pictures.

The combined views on the videos amount to more than 1,000,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

The girl’s identity and illness were not disclosed.

The center wrote a lengthy post to express their appreciation for the band’s kind gesture:

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