Grab a box of tissues and check out this emotional encounter between Lady Gaga and superfan Brandon Galaz.
Gaga teamed up with Allure to surprise Galaz with some makeup tips. Galaz, a 19-year-old cosmetology student, was invited to meet up with makeup artist Sarah Tanno for a sneak peek at Gaga’s new beauty brand Haus Laboratories.
Galaz credited Gaga’s music for helping him through high school amid his journey as a gay teen. He said “Born This Way” helped him accept his sexuality and come out to his friends and family.
The young cosmetology student began reading a letter he wrote for Gaga before the songstress surprised him. The two exchanged a long, emotional hug before Galaz finished reading his letter to Gaga directly.
“It’s not how we look that makes us beautiful, right?” Gaga told Galaz. “It’s what we’ve been through and how we survive.”