Drake, the Weekend, and J. Cole all made a gesture of kindness that put a smile on a young boy’s face and brightened his final moments on Earth.
As People reports, the rappers each called in to offer greetings to the terminally ill youngster.
On Sunday, Michael Watson II shared a video on Instagram to reveal that his 11-year-old cousin Elijah passed away after a battle with cancer.
“Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience,” wrote Watson in the caption.
“Elijah’s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though,” he added. “Last weekend, Elijah got to ‘meet’ 3 of his favourite artists — the Weeknd, J. Cole & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time.”
Alongside the message, Watson included a video compilation of the calls with J. Cole and the Weeknd; Drake’s call wasn’t included in the video.
“It’s the Weeknd,” someone tells Elijah while displaying the phone so he can see the Toronto singer via FaceTime.
“Whoa!” says the boy, with the Weeknd responding, “Whoa!”
“I’m so honoured to be one of your favourite artists,” the Weeknd says, telling him, “I love you, buddy.”
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Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience. Elijah's physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn't leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though. Last weekend, Elijah got to "meet" 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time. We’ll hold onto these moments forever. A special thank you to the angels, Kathryn & Krystal for helping make this happen in such a short time. Please lift Kiara, Elijah's mom, and the rest of the fam up in your thoughts & prayers. In a time where there seems like so much is out of our control, one thing that we all have the power to give + show others is LOVE. 2 Corinthians 5:8