Eddie Vedder strikes again with his excess of kindness and talent to create cute moments.
The lead singer of Pearl Jam realized the dream of an American boy named Roarke, who recently was cured from a serious brain cancer. In addition to meeting the idol, the boy was still able to show his guitar skills to Vedder. The meeting took place during one of the group’s recent shows in Seattle.
As described in several publications – see below – with photos of the moment, Roarke told the vocalist that his favorite song is “Yellow Ledbetter”, and that he knew how to play it on the guitar. Eddie then asked for the instrument to make a jam, playing with the boy.
Eddie asked his favorite song, Roarke says “Yellow Ledbetter. I learned to play it on the guitar.” Eddie looks around says, “Can we get a guitar?” #PureMagic #PJheals #TheHomeShows #RoarkegetsVedder #WhenHeroesRAllUHopedTheyBe ❤️❤️❤️ @PearlJam @Jillvedder77 #AMillionMahalos pic.twitter.com/N5rr4Erih1
— #KickChildhoodCancer 🎗 (@ZScottFanClub) August 9, 2018
Hey @PearlJam @MikeMcCreadyPJ @jillvedder77 so much good being done with #TheHomeShows, we know making space for this brain cancer warrior is a big ask. Pls help him meet his idols if you can. #PJHeals #NoOneFightsAlone #Mahalo2UBrothers pic.twitter.com/iqPQ3xjbfP
— #KickChildhoodCancer 🎗 (@ZScottFanClub) August 7, 2018
My guitar student, Roarke, beat brain cancer a few months ago. Him and his family have been through Hell and back this year. He loves Pearl Jam and wants to meet them at Safeco next month. Retweet or spread the hashtag #RoarkeGetsVedder @Kevin_Martinez @Softykjr @Mariners
— Andrew Long (@andrew_goodguys) July 23, 2018
The campaign for Roarke to meet the frontman started on the internet with the boy’s guitar teacher. Andrew Long began to spread the hashtag #RoarkeGetsVedder, which reached up to football player Brad Evans. After that, it did not take long for the Pearl Jam team to respond to the request.
- Aye Davanita
- Why Go
- Brain of J.
- Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)
- In Hiding
- Even Flow
- Missing (Chris Cornell cover) (live debut by PJ)
- (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tags)
- I’m Open
- Unthought Known
- Can’t Deny Me
- Do the Evolution
- I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover) (EV solo)
- Thin Air
- All or None
- Better Man (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)
- Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
- Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Kim Thayil)
- Spin the Black Circle
- (with “Fernando” (ABBA)… more )
- Encore 2:
- Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
- Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
- Sonic Reducer
- (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
- Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
- Yellow Ledbetter