Demi Lovato kicked off her new tour with an amazing gesture.
The “Tell Me You Love Me” singer began her tour Monday night in San Diego, where she invited survivors from the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL to join her onstage.
Samantha Megan Deitsch, Eden Hebron, Maia Hebron, Mackenzie Marie Chapman, Julius Castillo, and Sarah Stricker all joined Lovato. The students were in attendance as part of “CAST on Tour” and during the concert, the audience had the opportunity to show support by texting donations to the CAST Foundation who will apply that money towards mental health resources for the students.
“On February 14, one of the worst mass shootings in American history took place. These students were in school that day. Please welcome them to the stage,” Lovato said while introducing the kids.
See the video below.
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