Ed Sheeran is the antithesis to the bad boy rocker. He gives his fans free tickets to see his shows. He’s friends with the Muppets. He felt so bad after trashing a hotel room that he, an international pop star, cleaned it up himself. And he continued his nice guy streak by surprising a young fan this past week on Ireland’s Late Late Toy Show.
Aimee Keogh appeared on an episode of the show dedicated to showcasing the season’s most popular toys, to demonstrate a karaoke game for Playstation 4. While singing Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House,” she felt a tap on her shoulder and turned around to see the singer himself standing behind her. He proceeded to duet with her and offered to fly her family to London for one of his concerts next summer.
Though she exhibited all of the trappings of teen fandom, she managed to keep her composure and sing along with Sheeran. In a radio show debriefing after the surprise, host Ray D’Arcy asked, “Have you come down from cloud nine yet?” Her response: “No, not yet.”