You're my hero! Heart-melting moment Justin Bieber grants wish of cancer girl, six, by 'marrying' her for Valentine's Day


-Superstar surprised Avalanna Routh by flying girl and her family to New York
-The pair played board games, ate cupcakes and gave each other autographs
-Six-year-old has battled deadly brain cancer since she was a baby

By Louise Boyle

Lots of love: Avalanna Routh, six, who is battling a rare brain cancer had her dreams come true when she met Justin Bieber in New York for Valentine's Day

A little girl struggling with a rare cancer has had her dreams come true for Valentine's Day after meeting her pop idol Justin Bieber - and 'marrying' him.

Avalanna Routh, six, has fought an aggressive and deadly brain cancer ATRT since she was a baby, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Her wish was to meet Bieber in person - who found out about her request after her family appealed to him via Facebook. It lead to the pop superstar flying the little girl and her family from Boston to New York for a special Valentine's visit yesterday.

My hero: Justin Bieber wrote on Twitter that he was 'inspired' after meeting Avalanna Routh who has fought a rare brain cancer since she was a baby

The pair spent the afternoon playing board games, eating cupcakes, signing autographs for each other before deciding they would get 'married'. Avalanna was even allowed to style Bieber's famous hair.

When asked how long she had loved Bieber, six-year-old Avalanna said: 'Seven years. No - 80 years.'

The teen singer later wrote on Twitter: 'That was one of the best things i have ever done. she was AWESOME! Feeling really inspired now!' before adding: '#MrsBieber really inspired me.'

Another tweet from Justin Bieber to his 17 million followers read: 'Best part of my day' accompanied by a picture of the pair hugging.

The tag #MrsBieber quickly began trending globally on Twitter.

Very special girl: Avalanna, from Merrimac, Boston, was even allowed to style Justin Bieber's world-famous hair

Dreams come true: Justin Bieber and Avalanna spent the afternoon playing board games, giving each other autographs and eating cupcakes

Inspired: The pop superstar wrote on his Twitter account about how happy he had been to meet the new 'Mrs Bieber'

Avalanna's mother Aileen told the Today show: 'It was wonderful, just another fun moment.'

After the special day out, Avalanna was completely smitten with her hero, saying: 'I love, baby' and singing from one of the superstar's hit songs.

Avalanna's dream was realised thanks to help from the Jimmy Fund, a charity that has helped children fight cancer for more than 60 years.

Mrs Routh told 7News: 'She's beaten all the odds. It's a very aggressive, rare disease, and she's been in treatment for five and a half years.'

ATRT, or atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, is so rare that less than 30 new cases of the cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. There is no known cure. For more information and to donate to research, visit

Kisses for my Valentine: Avalanna's family and friends had appealed through Facebook to Bieber to make the sick girl's dream come true by organising a surprise meeting

Full of fun: Avalanna's mother Aileen described the meeting as a 'wonderful, fun moment'

Super fan: Justin Bieber posted this picture on his Twitter page after writing that Avalanna was 'awesome'

You're a superstar: Avalanna Routh met pop singer Justin Bieber and spent the afternoon hanging out with her new friend