John Mayer Buys Guitar for Fan After She Tells Him She Can't Afford It
John Mayer made one lucky fan's day -- or maybe life -- when he popped into a music shop in New York City's SoHo neighborhood with girlfriend Katy Perry on Friday, July 5. The fan, 16-year-old Julie Fermin, was admiring an expensive guitar when the star stopped by, and when she told him she couldn't afford to buy it, he purchased it himself as a gift for her.
"We started freaking out and getting super excited," Fermin revealed to Us Weekly of how she and her friends first reacted to seeing Mayer, 35, and Perry, 28. The famous couple obliged the teens with a picture, which Fermin shared on Twitter, and then hung out for a bit talking to them about music.
At one point, the "Born and Raised" singer asked Fermin -- who has been playing guitar since she was 11 -- which instrument she liked in the store. "I showed him, and he went over and checked the guitar's price," she told Us. "I said, 'Yup, but I can't afford it,' and he said, 'Oh, stop it!'"
Fermin thought that was the end of the discussion, so she and her friends said goodbye and let the stars go about their day. After Mayer and Perry left, however, a store employee approached them with a surprise. "Well, you should get more excited, because John Mayer just bought you that guitar!" he told her.
"I was so shocked," Fermin gushed to Us. "I started crying and screaming. I cannot describe all the emotions I felt at that moment. I just knew I was the luckiest and happiest person alive."
"I never in my life thought I'd meet and get to talk to Katy Perry and John Mayer," she tweeted later. "I literally thought it was impossible. FOREVER MIND BLOWN."
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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: John Mayer Buys Guitar for Fan After She Tells Him She Can't Afford It
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