By: Pat Prescott
Published: Jun 27, 2021

Bieber, Obama Honor Promise

Payton Wall, 14, got to meet with Justin Bieber after President Obama honored his word of setting up the meeting. Payton had lost her father in the 911 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Last month, Payton was invited to the wreath laying ceremony at Ground Zero with the president after writing a 1,500 word essay about her father’s death.

When Payton met the president, she reminded him about how much she liked Justin Bieber. Payton had tried to send the essay to Bieber also by tweeting him that she had an awful life story and that his music helped her through the rough times. President Obama told her, “I know Justin. Maybe I could set something up.”

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At the time Bieber was out of the country when the White House tried to reach him to make arrangements. But President Obama made sure that it was not forgotten about. So Payton’s dream came true this past Thursday when she finally got to meet her idol. Bieber met with Payton, her sister Avery and her friend Madison in New York City.

“It was so cool. I couldn’t even believe it,” gushed Payton, who got a private sit-down with the Canadian crooner at Macy’s in Herald Square. They met just moments after a near-riot among fans outside the store where the singer was promoting his fragrance “Someday.” The girls who trenched them selves in the perfume prior to the meeting recounted, “He just said ‘Hi,’ ” said Payton, who admitted she was more nervous around Bieber than the president. “He was asking us about the perfume, and if we were wearing it.” “He was really nice and is so cute,” Avery said. “He didn’t even look real.”


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