Selena Gomez's 5 Most Inspiring Moments

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Selena Gomez poses for photos with fans at the "Spring Breakers" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on Sept. 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. 

Selena Gomez is entering a new phase of her career with "Good for You" -- especially with the song's new music video featuring A$AP Rocky, which dropped Wednesday (Aug. 19).

In honor of hopefully more Selena in our future, we're looking back at some of our favorite moments between the caring star and her fans.

In an essay explaining why they support her as part of Billboard's Fan Army contest, Selenators wrote, in part, "Honestly, we wouldn’t be the people we are today if she didn’t come into our lives, because she taught us so much in life. She taught us how to feel beautiful, how to love ourselves, how to RESPECT and HELP others, because strong people lift others up, and never bring them down. She taught us that we are perfect EXACTLY the way we are and we shouldn’t change for ANYONE, she taught us that what makes you DIFFERENT is what makes you BEAUTIFUL. She just taught us all the things that no one cared to tell and most importantly… She INSPIRED us, and these are the reason why we love Selena Gomez."

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Besides her music, Gomez has taken her role-model status seriously, whether it's sending encouraging messages to fans on social media, visiting hospitals or getting awards for her public service.
Check out just a few of the things that have stood out to us over the years, and add yours in the comments section below. 

1. Gomez has granted so many Make-A-Wish requests that the organization gave her a special award. Check out a video montage of the accomplishment below.

2. Gomez is a regular social-media encourager with her most loyal fans online. They send her encouragement and she gives it right back.

3. A UNICEF ambassador since 2009, Gomez has held charity concert events as well as traveled extensively around the world raising awareness and funds and promoting involvement.

4. How's this for heartwarming? While filming the Wizards of Waverly Place movie in Puerto Rico, she was upset to learn about the amount of stray and abandoned dogs lining the beaches.

As she recalled to People at the time: "It broke my heart, going to work every day and not being able to do anything [so] my mom and I researched organizations that could help us do something about all the animals," says Gomez, who discovered Island Dog (www.islanddog.org), an organization that rescues adoptable stray dogs in Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. The non-profit also feeds, medicates and cares for the animals it can't afford to keep in shelters. Moved by their mission, Selena hosted a volunteer event on March 7 near San Juan that helped raise $17,000. "We were vaccinating the dogs and rubbing oil on their backs so they don't get fleas," says Gomez, who also filmed an educational video to shed light on the situation. "We got to feed them and play with them. It was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time." Naturally, she even adopted one to bring home as well! 

5. Gomez is no stranger to making surprise hospital visits for fans, but as an ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, she upped her participation even more. Cue cute kids asking her questions about her dating life.