BANGOR, Maine (WABI/Gray News) — Two young country music fans learned this weekend that hard work pays off.
When 12-year-old Bo Fenderson heard Luke Combs coming to Maine, he immediately knew he wanted to go to the show.
“I prayed for this to happen. I was hoping. I prayed and it happened,” Bo told WABI.
His mother agreed to take Bo to the concert, but she said the tickets were expensive and he had to earn money to buy them himself.
Bo and his friend, Tanner, collected the money and went to Luke Comb’s show on Friday night at the Maine Savings Amphitheater.
The boys were holding signs that read:
“Won $100 stacking 5 cords of wood, bought two Luke Combs tickets. Man, it sounds good. Our fathers swore it was a waste of time, oh but they were wrong. Today is my 12th birthday, oh Lord when it rains, it rains.
Combs spotted the young fans’ homemade signs in the crowd. When the country singer realized how much work they had put in to get to the show, he offered to pay them back.
“How much were your tickets?” $100? $200? You paid $200, $100 each? I only got $140 here,” the singer said as he took some money out of his pocket. “Do you want that? Reimburse yourself. I’ll bring you some more.
The reigning CMA Artist of the Year signed Bo and Tanner’s hats and invited them backstage after the show.
“I thought it was pretty cool to see him walking towards us,” Tanner said.
“He came to us and we were able to meet him. I thought that was really cool,” Bo said.
The boys say they have learned valuable life lessons.
“The two most important things in life are hard work and kindness,” Bo said.
Bo’s mother said Combs was a great role model for taking the time to recognize the boys’ hard work.
“It’s not just Luke, it’s also the rest of the staff who made this possible and made it a point to come find us and the boys and keep their promise to them. “Bo’s mother said.
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