Kid Cudi fans are used to the alt-rapper's emotional musings, though it was the 'net that got a true dose of Cudi's heart recently. He took to his website to write a heartfelt message after seeing an 18-year-old fan's touching viral message on his lifelong bout with a chronic heart condition.
Before passing on Christmas from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Ben Breedlove of Austin, TX, posted two videos on Youtube on which he tells the story of his three brushes with death, the last of which involved a supernatural meeting with Kid Cudi:
"While I was still unconscious, I was in this room... I was wearing a really nice suit, and so was my fave rapper, Kid Cudi. Why he was the only one there, I'm still trying to figure out. But I was looking at myself in this mirror that was in front of me. First thing I thought was, Damn we look good."
Clearly moved, the rapper/actor took to his Tumblr to share his thoughts, saying, "I am so sad about Ben Breedlove. I watched the video he left for the world to see, and him seeing me in detail, in his vision really warmed my heart. I broke down, I am to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really fucked up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben's family, you raised a real hero, he's definitely mine. You have my love."