A soldier who brought country singer Miranda Lambert to tears during her concert in Hartford, Connecticut, Friday is going to meet her, according to Country 92.5 Radio.
Videos posted on social media showed Lambert halt her performance of her 2009 hit "The House That Built Me" after spotting the soldier's sign in the crowd at the Xfinity Theatre.
"Really?" Lambert said a few bars into the song as tears streamed down her face.
The Grammy-winning artist then walked over to the soldier and grabbed his sign, holding it up for the audience to see, a video posted on YouTube shows. The message read, "3 combat tours" and Lambert's voice was the last thing he heard every night. "Thank you." [[254214741, C]]
Lambert attempted to resume singing, wiping away tears, but appeared to be too choked up to continue.
“Second verse, I gotta get a drink, y’all gotta do this,” the emotional songstress said as she stepped away from the microphone. Lambert eventually came back to sing the bridge.
Another video published online showed the teary-eyed soldier, enraptured over Lambert's acknowledgment.
On Wednesday, the radio station interviewed the soldier, Jeff, and surprised him with tickets to another Lambert concert on Friday, which will also include a chance to meet the country star backstage.
"It's one thing to get choked up during a song, but that girl couldn't make it through any of the song because of you," radio host Cory Myers said. "And I think that deserves for you to at least go back and put your arms around her and get a picture."