A man named John Hetherington was finally able to see Beyoncé live last night after an airline couldn’t accommodate his wheelchair last week, forcing him to miss the singer’s concert in Seattle.
On Friday, Hetherington, who has cerebral palsy, said expressed his gratitude To Beyoncé and her online fan base, known as the BeyHive, for inviting him to her Renaissance World Tour show in Arlington, Texas.
“We celebrated, we sang, we danced…HARD,” he wrote in a caption. “BeyHive, you made this possible. You pushed and tagged like the internet has never seen. Tonight was the first time I’ve ever sat on the floor of a concert.”
In one Tick tock The 34-year-old said he was trying to board a flight from Oregon when he was told by crew members that his electric chair was too high to load onto the plane. The only other option, he later said, was an AirBus, which would take him to Seattle twelve hours late The New York Times. “After 25 years of waiting, I won’t be seeing Beyoncé tonight,” Hetherington said in the video. “So the ability consciousness strikes again.”
Luckily, BeyHive took action and tagged Beyoncé and her management company Parkwood Entertainment in the comments section. Representatives quickly reached out to Hetherington, getting him a ticket to Thursday’s Arlington show and also reportedly arranging his transportation.
On Instagram Thursday night, Hetherington said he had met Beyoncé but said he wouldn’t reveal their exchange. The caption to a selfie he posted with Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles reads: wrote“In the coming days I will say a lot about what this evening means to me. There are some things I will keep to myself. It’s truly an honor to meet you, @mstinaknowles! Thank you for everything you have done and given to the world. We are so grateful.”
Maybe the Beyoncé stans aren’t as bad as Donald Glover thinks.