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Ed Sheeran serenades six-year-old Belfast birthday boy

By Mike McBride
BBC News NI

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Daniel Keatinge’s hand-made signal was noticed in a crowd of 40,000 individuals

As far as birthday events go, you may get balloons or perhaps a bouncy fortress, however what a couple of international celebrity singing to you?

For one fortunate six-year-old from west Belfast, that’s precisely what occurred.

Daniel Keatinge couldn’t imagine his luck when he attended an Ed Sheeran live performance on Thursday and the multi-award successful artist noticed him in a crowd of greater than 40,000 individuals.

With the assistance of the group and a vibrant hand-made signal, Daniel caught the singer’s consideration on the live performance in Belfast.

Not solely did the singer-songwriter spot Daniel and want him effectively on his big day, however he additionally obtained the entire crowd to affix him in serenading the six-year-old with a particular rendition of Happy Birthday.

Speaking to BBC News NI, Daniel’s mum, Danielle Hilland, mentioned the entire expertise was surreal, and is so completely satisfied that her son obtained to share that particular second together with his favorite music artist.

“The first time Ed said Happy Birthday to him Daniel just cried his eyes out,” Ms Hilland mentioned.

“He was just so overcome with emotion, I don’t even think he realised that everyone in the crowd started to sing Happy Birthday at that point.”

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For the large day, Daniel made his very personal signal which learn: ‘It’s my sixth Birthday! I really like Ed Sheeran, please sing Bad Habits’.

Daniel was gifted the tickets by his grandmother and has been listening to all of Ed’s albums within the weeks main as much as the primary night time of his Boucher Road Playing Fields live shows.

For the large day, Daniel made his very personal signal which learn: ‘It’s my sixth Birthday! I really like Ed Sheeran, please sing Bad Habits.’

Mum Danielle mentioned had it not been for the kindness of different concert-goers the particular second might not have occurred.

“We were quite far back when the concert started, we couldn’t even see Ed in person, we could only make him out on the big screens.

“We then met these three pretty women who noticed Daniel’s signal and mentioned they needed to assist get him nearer to the stage.

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Danielle says her son has been watching the video footage of the second again and again

“So we ended up following these girls who were asking people in the crowd to let this wee boy through because it was his birthday.

“People have been so pleasant and began giving Daniel high-fives and wishing him a cheerful birthday as they allow us to by means of with out hesitation.

“We were so surprised because people had been standing in their spots for hours trying to get the best view, but I think they were just so happy to see his wee smiling face.

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The birthday boy thanked Ed Sheeran for singing to him and for making his birthday special

“I feel if it had’ve been wherever else on this planet, it might not have occurred, the individuals of Northern Ireland simply took to him and needed Ed to see his wee signal.”

The birthday boy told BBC News NI that he wanted to thank Ed Sheeran for singing to him and for making his birthday special.

Danielle said her son had been watching the video footage of the moment over and over again, and had been the talk of his primary school.

The only problem facing the mother-of-three now is how to top this for his seventh birthday.

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