Beyoncé has been on a humanitarian streak.
First she stood beside her husband Jay-Z at the Justice for Trayvon Martin rally. Then she paid tribute to the city of bankrupt Detroit by belting out a rendition of Sam Cooke‘s classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Now she has shown her respect for survivors of the Boston bombings.
Ahead of her hitting the stage in Beantown for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Beyoncé invited survivors Mery Daniel, 31, Adrianne Haslet, 32, and Heather Abbott, 38, to join for a meet-and-greet backstage at the TD Garden on Tuesday night. They were all smiles as they posed with the “Halo” singer, clad in one of her concert getups, before her show.
The three woman, whose stories were profiled at length in People magazine back in June, each lost a leg as a result of injuries sustained in the April 15 bombings at the finish line of the Boston marathon. Now after amputations and rehabilitation, Daniel, Haslet and Abbott are all back on their feet, having learned to walk again with prosthetics.