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[–]kahunski 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Thanks for saying thanks. I ran into Matt as well but was too star struck to say anything of substance, even though my feelings are similar to yours. And you put them into words so beautifully.

[–]brainy89I missed you for 29 years 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Love that! I’ve had the same opportunity- he performed at a benefit concert for children with special needs, and I was able to meet him after the show and thanked him, not just for the music, but for participating in the benefit concert. I explained how I’m a parent to a special needs child so it was very touching that he was there. He gave me a big hug and took selfies with me. It was wonderful.

[–]karenputmeinachair 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is great. Thanks for sharing. One time when they were playing in Ithaca a few years ago, Matt went into the crowd, and on his way back to the stage I just out of nowhere put my hand out to shake his hand. I guess in the same sentiment to say "thank you". I could tell he appreciated it and we just smiled at each other. I'll always think about that.

[–]jedi_master99I missed you for 29 years 11 points12 points  (0 children)

“But art is a refraction of the artist through our own lense” I absolutely love how you worded that! What a lovely sentiment and I’m so glad you got to meet Matt and say thank you! This was a wonderful post to read, thank you for sharing!!

[–]Fit_Wrap_618 4 points5 points  (0 children)

On two separate occasions, I “met” Kyle and Scott. On both occasions, I told them “thank you for the music. It has saved me.”

I resemble much of what you wrote.

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My son and I saw Matt at a non-National event last month and we approached him to say hello and thank you. He couldn't have been nicer and he took the time to take a photo with us.

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing. Always special to meet am artist and let them know how much their work means to us. I have had a chance to do that a few times and it’s always been meaningful to them.

[–]tropicmorningin a lemonworld 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing this and for saying thank you! I hope I can do the same someday.

[–]topplehat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool story, thanks for sharing

[–]Full-Atmosphere-4818 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing that.