Lady Gaga just gave one fan the gift of a lifetime.
Earlier this week, the “Born This Way” singer was photographed handing fan Shannon McKee her leather jacket outside of a market in Malibu, Calif. Speaking with TODAY, Mckee, 27, shared that the exchange followed a heartwarming conversation with Gaga.
“I walked in and I was like, ‘Hey, that’s a really bad a– jacket you got on,” she recalled. “And she said, ‘Thank you.’ I kind of recognized the voice, but I’m not one to really go up to celebrities.”
Once McKee realized that she had just complimented the A Star Is Born actress, she decided to seize the moment and praise Gaga, who was out with her boyfriend Michael Polansky, for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
“I did have a story that I wanted to share with her, and I felt this need that she needed to hear it from me,” McKee continued. “And so when I went back, I was like, ‘Hey, you’re Lady Gaga, right? My best friend back in high school was a huge fan of yours. And you’re the reason he actually came out to me.”