Coming out to your parents can be one of the most emotionally gratifying things a person can do — and one lucky fan got some help from pop superstar Harry Styles to make her moment even more special.
During the Milwaukee stop Wednesday for his Love On Tour, Styles spotted a fan holding up a sign that read, “My mom is in section 201. Help me come out?” The “Watermelon Sugar” singer, naturally, stopped the show for a moment to read the sign and offer his help.
In a series of video clips posted online, Styles can be seen locating the fan’s mom in the crowd, before running across the stage and holding out his microphone, telling his fan to go for it. When she asked if he could do it because there were “a lot of people” in the crowd (“Did you not know?” he lovingly chided), Styles ran to the center of the stage singing to himself and loudly declared: “Lisa! She’s gay!”
The stadium camera then panned to the fan’s mom, as she wiped tears away from her eyes, cheered, and blew kisses to her daughter down in the pit. Styles applauded before pointing something out to the fan and her mom. “Now, I don’t want to ruin the moment,” he said, smirking. “But wouldn’t it be nice if you were a little bit closer together? You’ll see her later, congratulations and thank you!”
The fan ended up posting a video of the moment from her perspective, while captioning it with a thank-you message for Styles. “A moment that will actually be with me forever,” she wrote. “Thank you for creating a safe place for me. Thank you for letting me grow alongside you as a fan. Thank you for helping me know who I am. Thank you.”
Styles, who’s managed by Jeffrey Azoff and represented by CAA, kicked off his North American tour in support of his chart-topping album Fine Line in September, after the trek was postponed twice in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lasting throughout the rest of the month, the Love On Tour will officially come to an end Nov. 28, where Styles will be the first performer at Belmont Park, New York’s brand-new UBS Arena.
Check out the emotional coming-out moment below: