Johnny Rivera Sr. wanted to give his son the best 16th birthday possible by taking him to a Marc Anthony concert, but little did they know it would lead to a moment they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
Standing near the stage, Johnny Rivera Jr. and his dad were having a blast as they danced and sang along to some of their favorite songs by one of their favorite artists. Their energy was contagious, drawing the attention of everyone nearby, including the superstar himself!
As Anthony got closer to the father-son duo, he sat down on the edge of the stage, all while singing for the crowd. With the help of his dad, Johnny Jr. was brought even closer so Anthony could hold his hand.
Johnny Sr. took a moment to let his son, who is blind, know that Anthony was about to touch him, but he also took a moment to speak directly to Anthony. We don’t know what was said, but whatever it was seemed to have made Anthony decide to make this birthday boy’s night even better.
With the help of a crew member, Anthony got down off of the stage so he could get closer to Johnny Jr. We can only imagine the teen was wondering if anything that was happening at that point was actually real! Together, the two of them danced and sang along to one of Johnny’s favorite songs, “Vivir Mi Vida.”
“Why cry? Why suffer? Start to dream, to laugh,” Anthony sang. “Feel, dance, enjoy, because there is only one life.”
Anthony kissed Johnny Jr. on the head before continuing on with the show, but even once he had left, the magic from that moment carried on. In a post on Instagram, Johnny Sr. expressed how grateful he was to have shared such a special moment with his son.
“An epic way to bring in year #16. Performing one of his favorite songs with one of his favorite artist,” Johnny Sr. wrote. “@marcanthony Thank you for making this birthday one to remember for a life time.”
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