Big-hearted Doncaster One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has paid tribute to a tragic youngster who died after a five-year battle with cancer - by sending a bouquet of flowers to her grieving parents.
The 23-year-old took time out of his hectic schedule to arrange for the bouquet to be sent to the parents of Stacey Mowle who lost her courageous fight against childhood cancer relapsed neuroblastoma earlier this month.
The bouquet arrived at the Gravesend home of Warren and Samantha and Stacey’s brother, Jake, accompanied by the simple message: “Sending so much love to you all – Louis (One Direction) and my mum Johannah Xx.”
Photographs of the heart-warming gesture were posted by Warren on Facebook with the words “Feeling Proud,” according a report on KentOnline.
One Direction were the nine-year-old’s favourite band and she was delighted to meet Louis, Harry, Zayn, Liam and Niall during a private studio rehearsal in November 2013 thanks to X Factor finalist, family friend and appeal patron Tamera Foster.
The flowers came just a day before football fans at the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City united in rapturous applause for Stacey in the ninth minute.
The Mowle family are big football fans, and Stacey’s dad – Warren – is a dedicated Spurs supporter.
A garden in memory of Stacey is to be opened in the Kent town.
The tranquil setting of three large flowerbeds, cherry trees and three park benches will provide a lasting tribute.
Supporters of an appeal to raise £500,000 for specialist treatment in the US vowed to continue to leave what they call “a lasting legacy” for Stacey, including setting up a foundation to help other children suffering from similar conditions.