Katy Perry is paying for an Orlando nightclub shooting survivor to go to film school.
Tony Marrero was at the Pulse nightclub in the Flordia city with his best friend Luis Vielma when Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people in a grizzly hate crime back in June.
Medics called Tony’s own survival a miracle, because he was shot four times in the back and once in the arm, but none of the bullets hit his vital organs or spinal cord.
In his recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Tony said Katy Perry’s song “Rise” was a big help to him during his painful recovery.
Right then, the pop star walked out and surprised her fan with a big hug, saying: “I don’t know how I’m going to get through this. Your story is so inspirational.”
“I’m happy to be a joy. I’m happy to be a light, and I’m happy I could be there in my own little way to help you,” the star told him.
“I just want to say thank you for everything you do,” tough Tony told Katy. “Your lyrics to that song helped me from the day that I was in the hospital all the way to now. You’re amazing.”
The 31-year-old singer then had another surprise in store for Tony.
“I heard that you’re creative just like me and you have dreams and you want to go out there and do good and fulfill them,” she said.
“I heard that you want to go to film school so I personally want to pay for your first year at film school.”
Let’s hope to see a film by Tony in the future, he sounds like a fighter!