You better grab your tissues for this one. Back in 2012, Taylor Swift, 33, wrote a charity single titled “Ronan,” which was based on a blog by Maya Thompson, who told the story of losing her 3-year-old son to cancer. Flash forward over ten years later, and Swift invited Thompson to be her guest at the first Philadelphia show on her Eras Tour, which was also the day that Ronan would've turned 16 years old.
Thompson shared an emotional message to her Twitter account early on the day of the concert, May 12. She wrote, “Happy 16th Birthday to my beautiful boy. I can’t wait to celebrate you through my tears tonight. I love you to the moon and back, forever and always. [purple heart emojis] #ronansdayoflove @taylorswift13.”