July 22, 2019

Monday (Moderated) Open Thread (072219)

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Positivity: Hugh Jackman Stops Performing in the Middle of Concert To Help Fan Propose to Girlfriend

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From St. Paul, Minnesota:

Published July 2, 2019 at 9:38am

Hugh Jackman of “Logan” and “The Greatest Showman” fame has become a household name over the years. However, Jackman is one of those stars who isn’t above recognizing and appreciating his fans.

Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, are dedicated to using their celebrity status to help others. The Broadway singer and actor has even taken to social media to speak out against bullying.

Recently, the world-famous actor stopped everything during his live show to change the lives of two long-time fans.

Sanaa Ahmed, 24 years old, has been a fan of Jackman’s since she was just 5 years old. According to the Daily Mail, her boyfriend, 25-year-old Joe Kripal, gifted her VIP tickets to Jackman’s “The Man. The Music. The Show.” performance for Christmas.

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Secretly, Kripal wondered if he could take the gift a step further. Without telling Ahmed, he sent the “Wolverine” star an email in the hopes that he would help Kripal pop an important question.

“I had already been planning on proposing for a while but thought I’d take a complete shot in the dark by reaching out,” Kripal told Liftable, a section of The Western Journal.

Although hopeful, Kripal never really expected to receive a response. He was surprised when he heard back from the actor, who promised to help out with the proposal.

“I couldn’t believe my luck when I got the response and not sharing the exciting news with her was super difficult!” Kripal said. “I had to share with my other friends, some of which didn’t believe that I actually heard back.”

However, Kripal never expected Jackman to go to such great lengths to make their special moment unforgettable. When the couple attended the show in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jackman stopped the entire performance for them.

Kripal posted the following moments in a YouTube video. …

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