Florence Welch Gave A Tearjerking Performance At A Children’s Hospital

Get your tissues

by daniel barna

Florence Welch dropped by the Christopher House hospice in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, to perform for a fan who had missed her concert due to her illness. The 15-year-old girl even started harmonizing on Welch's acoustic renditions of "Shake it Out" and "Dog Days are Over," as her family and friends looked on. In fact, at one point, the rest of the room joins in too.

"Today we were privileged to witness the clear joy of a room full of teenagers singing with Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd from Florence and The Machine who came to Hospice Austin's Christopher House to give a private concert to a teen who missed her concert last night due to her illness," read an official statement from the hospice. "The room was full; full of joy and warmth and love and life and singing. Thank you, Florence!"

Florence + The Machine are currently on the U.S. leg of their How Beautiful tour, in support of their latest album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Click here to check out all of their upcoming tour dates, and watch the video of Welch performing "Shake it Out," and "Dog Days are Over," at the Christopher House hospice above. Oh, and remember: bring tissues.