We didn’t need a reason to love Drake, but if you do keep reading.
This young lady Drake is kissing isn’t his new boo or a family member. She is 15 year old cancer patient Kennedy Brown. Kennedy has been battling brain cancer for the last two years. In fear that she will lose her battle soon, her family and friends have decided to do their best to make sure Kennedy enjoys every moment she has left including throwing her a private graduation and surprise prom where she was crowned prom queen. But that wasn’t all…her classmates also launched a social media campaign using hashtag #DrakeforKen to help make her wish of meeting Drake come true. They got the rappers attention. A few days later he was in Houston, Texas putting a kiss on Kennedy’s cheek.
Although we like to automatically deem celebrities role models, they really don’t owe us anything but their craft. So it’s refreshing when they decide to use their celebrity to make someone else’s day in a selfless way. I’m sure there was somewhere else Drake could have or was supposed to have been. His choice to spend time with Kennedy enhanced whatever time she has left on this earth and will surely be something she will never forget.
Kudos to Drake and prayers for Kennedy’s to pull through!
Catch a few more photos from Drake’s surprise visit with Kennedy Brown below.