Grab your Kleenex.
It’s a touching one.
We hear story after story on a weekly basis of the personal impact that some of your mains have on today’s youth. Still, there’s nothing like hearing about the life-changing moments, courtesy of the superfans themselves. Case in point: Britney Spears and an Army devotee named Dave LeCours II.
On Monday (August 1), LeCours took to The Huffingon Post to pen an open letter to the pop titan to recall his personal struggle for self-acceptance and how B helped him along the way.
“You might not remember me, but you have changed my life,” he wrote of his second M&G with Spears. “I can’t believe how much has changed since August of 2014. Back then, I wasn’t the person I am today. I was lonely, depressed, and hated what I saw in the mirror because I didn’t love myself. The thing that affected me most was my sexuality. Although I had come out to the world and looked happy on the outside, I was not feeling the same on the inside. I didn’t understand why God made me this way.”
LeCours went on to detail his moment of clarity when listening to Spears’ “Stronger,” writing, “I sat up from my bed and began to cry. It was as if a switch inside of me turned on, and made me realize I couldn’t live the way I was living anymore. I could not hate myself because of my sexuality and I could not keep all these feelings inside me any longer, I needed help.”
After opening up about his struggles with his best friend, the teen decided to share his story via a letter with Spears.
“At the meet and greet I not only got to give you that letter, but I also got to hear you tell me how proud you were of me for being so strong When you told me that, I was so emotional,” he continued. “Hearing you, my inspiration tell me how proud she was of ME was the most rewarding thing to hear. After walking out from meeting you I was then told that you wanted my address to respond to my letter as it meant so much to you, I was overwhelmed.”
You already know the rest of this story as B ended up responding to the letter. However, what you don’t know is that the singer’s response to LeCours not just made his dreams come true, but it saved his life.
“Knowing that there’s at least one person out there who supports me gives me the strength to face everyone else, so thank you. I hope you get to read this and realize because of you, someone’s life was saved,” he continued.
Click here to read Peter’s full letter to Britney.