Chris Martin saw the female fan distressed over losing her job and what he did next for her made her day.
The pandemic led to a shutdown in many social gatherings that happened all over the globe. One thing we all collectively missed was live performances by our favorite bands. There is something really exhilarating about getting to witness your favorite artists perform their songs live. Thankfully, the pandemic has long left us, which means that many bands have been making up for their minimum to no performances in recent years. Fans of the famed British band Coldplay will know that as they performed in Singapore quite recently.
A TikTok user, @khrisnacoklat, shared a wholesome moment that one audience member had with the band's lead singer, Chris Martin. The band invited three lucky members from the audience to join Martin on stage and interact with him. All of them were holding up signs that got the band's attention and led to them being called to the stage. In the video, Martin takes the poster made by the first fan in his hands and wishes her a very happy birthday. He asks the audience to cheer for her while he continues to read the sign that says her "sister is in heaven."
He turns around and looks at another member who states her best friend is also in "heaven." Martin tries to cheer them up by remarking how the sister and best friend would be hanging out together "in heaven." They also make song requests, to which Martin readily agrees.
The final member, who is sitting beside Martin looking quite sad, revealed that she had lost her job on the sign that she was holding up. Martin says, "We're also playing this to get you a new job." She is immensely grateful and mouths a "Thank you" while she has her eyes closed. The Coldplay singer begins to funnily point out how the sign she held up showcased her "printing and lamination skills."
He goes on to comment about the typeface, commenting on how it was very legible. Martin asks her what she's passionate about and she states that she likes being a teacher. He says, "That's the most beautiful job in the world!" The singer gives her a reassuring hug as she breaks down into tears. The clip concludes with Martin stating that they would sing "Everglow" and asks people to sing along if they know the lyrics.
Coldplay concerts seem to be a center for wholesome interactions. Two years back, Rob O'Byrne got the chance of a lifetime when he got to perform along with Chris Martin, even though he was restricted to a wheelchair. According to The Guardian, O'Byrne had injured his spine, which forced him to use a wheelchair to get around. He was a big fan of music and the band, saying that he could sing Coldplay's song, "A Sky Full of Stars," quite well.
He got the opportunity to see them live and the band decided to mix it up by releasing bouncy balls into the crowd. He said, "Coldplay released large bouncy balls into the crowd and these two well-built lads fell over me trying to catch one. They apologized and picked me up, holding me up in my wheelchair above the audience to give me a better view of the stage." He continued, "They started moving forward, and suddenly, a spotlight came on me. The crowd parted like the Red Sea."