Katy Perry is another celebrity using her star status for good. The “Firework” songstress made a special little girl’s dream come true with the ultimate Christmas surprise.
Safyre Terry, 8, suffered severe burns to 75 percent of her body after surviving an arson fire in May 2013. The fire destroyed her apartment building and according to the Today Show, Safryre’s father, David Terry, and her siblings Layah, 3, Michael, 2, and Donovan, 11, were all killed.
She suffered loss and tragedy this year, but Safrye is staying positive and continues to inspire followers by her smile and reflective attitude.
Before the holiday season, the 8-year-old shared a social media post that said all she wanted for Christmas was a tree full of greeting cards. The world listened, and Safrye received more than 500,000 cards and 10,000 care packages from caring individuals.
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One very special package arrived before the holiday from Safrye’s favorite singer, Miss Perry.
The 31-year-old performer sent Safyre a handwritten Christmas card and a kitty-themed care package that included a hoodie with cat ears, a DVD of Katy’s Prismatic World Tour, an iPhone 6 case and a black kitty purse.
Meanwhile, Perry’s personalized note read, “Safyre, I heard about your Christmas wish and am so honored that you saved the top of the tree for me! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year. I’ll be thinking of you on Christmas Day. Special girl.”
Fashion photographer, Evan Lauber, captured the moment when Safyre opened her gift from Perry. He told E! News, “Katy is her ultimate favorite. When she opened up the Katy Perry present, she was captivated by every item. She just loves the song ‘Roar’ so much.”
He told the press that Safyre wanted to learn to sing and play “Roar” on the piano with the help of Angel Cascio, one of Michael Jackson’s former friends.
“She’s only eight years old and completely positive,” said Lauber. “She’s very into charity and wants to help other burn victims.”