While one fan of Katy Perry was recently shocked by the news that he hasn’t been secretly dating Katy Perry for the past six years (to which she responded with a sweet and sorta ambiguous way), another fan just got the surprise of a lifetime. Get ready for some happy tears, because this is going to give you ALL of the feels.

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A victim of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Tony Marrero found strength in Katy Perry’s music while healing after the tragic event. In particular, her song “Rise” was the inspiration he needed in such a difficult time.

When he appeared on Ellen to discuss his struggle as well as his love for Katy Perry’s music, the singer decided to step out from backstage and give Tony a truly happy surprise. It was an emotional moment for those on stage, those in the audience and those viewing the video — so watch it, love it and give yourself a few minutes for a good ugly cry.

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