John Mayer Surprises Teen With Expensive Guitar After Random Meeting [PHOTOS]
A random encounter with newly-reunited couple John Mayer and Katy Perry in a New York City guitar shop last week brought one lucky fan much more than just a great photo: Mayer actually bought the aspiring young musician a guitar on the sly.
On July 5, the superstars met a delighted 16-year-old Julie Fermin (far left, above) and her friends inside the store, cheerfully posed for a picture and talked music for a while before Mayer asked Fermin to point out her favorite instrument.
“I showed him, and he went over and checked the guitar’s price,” Fermin tells Us Weekly. “I said, ‘Yup, but I can’t afford it,’ and he said, ‘Oh, stop it!’”
Mayer and Perry soon left the store, but then a store employee stunned the girls with some unexpected news: Mayer had stealthily purchased the pricey instrument for Fermin.
“I was so shocked,” Fermin says. “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.”
Here she is right after she realized what had happened:
THIS IS US RIGHT AFTER I WAS TOLD JOHN MAYER BOUGHT ME THE GUITAR KSFODUNLOJDBVUKS pic.twitter.com/50ox74Eq44
— julie (@juliefermin) July 9, 2013
And a shot of her with the guitar:
THIS GUITAR WAS BOUGHT BY JOHN MAYER FOR ME FOR MEEE DO U UNDERSTAND HE BOUGHT IT ONLY FOR MEEEEE IM GONNA CRY AGAIN pic.twitter.com/AyUzql6HVX
— julie (@juliefermin) July 6, 2013
She also provided proof of who her generous benefactor was:
HERE'S THE RECEIPT I JUST SHAVAOABA FREAKING JOHN MAYERRRRRRRRRR pic.twitter.com/DewFAu0NMU
— julie (@juliefermin) July 7, 2013