Bette “Nammie” Maloney had the experience of a lifetime!
The 88-year-old superfan couldn’t believe it when, in an Instagram video from late March that has since gone viral, she got tickets to see Justin Timberlake. But she was even more astounded to get a concert shout-out at the 37-year-old singer’s show on Monday — and a chance to meet him!
Maloney’s granddaughter, Sarah Watson, documented Nammie’s amazing journey from teary-eyed disbelief on Easter to the “best night ever” at his show in Orlando. Before the show, she got the chance to meet the singer on his Man of the Woods tour.
“He’s a class act, y’all. Humbled by and beyond grateful for all the love shown to sweet Nammie tonight,” she wrote on Instagram on Monday. “@justintimberlake was kind, lovely and wayyyyyy cute in person. Best night ever, and FOR SURE best concert we’ve ever seen.”
He’s a class act, y’all. Humbled by and beyond grateful for all the love shown to sweet Nammie tonight. @justintimberlake was kind, lovely and wayyyyyy cute in person. Best night ever, and FOR SURE best concert we’ve ever seen. // Can’t say nicer things about the team at @amwaycenter. We were taken care of by Tonya, Alex and Cat (on her first night as an intern!) and later by Jacoby, all of whom couldn’t have been more delightful. Tonight also wouldn’t have been the night it was without Angela and Johnny from Wright Entertainment Group. B E Y O N D grateful. #motwtour #manofthewoods
At one point during the show, Timberlake even paused and gave her a shout-out by name.
“She is 88 years old and I met her earlier tonight, wherever you are in the audience… I love you!” Timberlake said, to cheers from the crowd.
In the adorable video from when she was surprised with tickets to the Orlando show, Nammie was seen pulling a ticket out of an Easter basket and reading it in disbelief.
“Is this, is this for real?” she asked, wide-eyed. “For real, real?”
When told that they were definitely real, she was beside herself.
“Oh God! Justin Timberlake. Oh my God,” she said. “I’m going to see Justin Timberlake!”
And so much more.
For a look at Timberlake’s Man of the Woods tour, watch the video below.