Justin Bieber is right. It's best to keep an optimisticoutlook and to "never say never."
Justin fan Payton Wall's dream came true last week when shemet the teen idol, the result of a favor from President Barack Obama whopromised to facilitate an introduction to the pop star after receiving a1,500-word email from the teen, whose father died on 9/11.Payton said Justin's documentary "Never Say Never" helpedher cope with the loss of her dad, Glen James Wall, who was a Cantor Fitzgeraldexecutive who worked in the twin towers. Payton, her sister Ashley, and her friend MadisonRobertson -- whose father Donny Robertson also worked for CantorFitzgerald and died on 9/11 -- met Justin last week during the pop star's stop at Macy's in NewYork's Herald Square to promote his new fragrance, Someday.
"It was so cool. I couldn't even believe it," Payton toldthe New York Post. "He said, 'Hi.' He was asking us about the perfume and if wewere wearing it."
"He was really nice and is so cute," Ashley said. "He didn'teven look real."
Payton was surprised when Obama replied to her email. "Inever thought he'd respond," she told the Post in May. "I was so shocked when theWhite House called! It was all a dream come true." Payton had previously sent a message to Justin via Twitter and also letters to Hollywood executives to no avail.
Payton said Justin's life story, as chronicled in "Never SayNever," made her want to share her own hardships. "We were so amazed by hisstory and how he never said never," she said. "It inspired us to believe inourselves and share our story to encourage others."
Obama received Payton's letter the day after Osama Bin Ladenhad been killed. Moved by Payton's personal story, Obama invited the teen, hermother, and sister to the Ground Zero ceremony in May.
When meeting Obama in person, Payton again inquired aboutmeeting Justin, and the president said he would help.
Payton said she didn't just write the letter in hopes ofmeeting the "Baby" singer. "I did it to honor my father," she said. "My fatheris the reason that we all came together today. I miss and love him and don't goa day without thinking about him."
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