Luke Combs, the country music superstar, brightened the day of two young fans by paying them back for their concert tickets.
On Friday, Sept. 2, Combs was in the middle of one of his gigs at the Maine Savings Amphitheater in Bangor when he noticed the handmade placards the boys were holding up.
To the tune of Combs’ 2017 single “When It Rains It Pours,” the guys outlined their desire to see the country music singer-songwriter in concert.
“We made a hundred bucks stacking 5 cords of wood, bought 2 Luke Combs tickets, man he sounds good,” Combs read, adding “I appreciate it!” at the compliment.
“Our fathers said it was a waste of time, but they were incorrect! Today is my 12th birthday, and when it rains, it pours!”
Combs, obviously touched by the gesture, stepped down on the stage’s edge to speak with the boys, Tanner Hale and Bo Fenderson. Fenderson was having a birthday party.
Combs asked the kids how much they paid for the tickets, then reached into his pocket and pulled out $140, nearly enough to cover the costs, with a promise to pay the difference. The tickets are $200 each. He also took pictures with the lads and gave them signed Luke Combs memorabilia.
Both boys’ parents conveyed their appreciation to Combs.
It’s simply fantastic that he took the time to notice and genuinely reaffirm something we take pleasure in instilling in their kids that hard work pays off, said Tanner’s mother, Justine Hale.
Desiree Brown Fenderson, Bo’s mother, commented about what occurred on Facebook.
Fenderson explained that they printed their song lyrics on posters for a picture op with Tanner’s parents, completely oblivious of what would occur at the event.
Everything and everybody exceeded expectations, especially Luke and his staff’s generosity in making that particular event possible for these guys and their cousins who came, she added.
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