Janet Jackson Surprises Lifelong Fan Thanks to Viral Father’s Day Tweet


August 12, 2019

Janet Jackson just gave one of her biggest fans the surprise of a lifetime. In doing so, she also cemented the men who coordinated the event as the best sons ever. 

In June KB Strawder Jr. tweeted a video of his father reacting to his Father’s Day gift — tickets to see Janet Jackson live in Las Vegas. When the video went viral KB hoped Jackson would see it. His dad, Keith B. Strawder Sr. is the same age as Jackson and grew up supporting her from afar as her number one fan.




Thanks to social media Jackson did see the video. After the show, as Strawder Sr. recalled how amazing the experience was, Jackson walked up behind him, put her arm around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder. For a minute it looked as if time completed stopped. 




In a series of videos uploaded to KB’s Instagram account it is evident that Jackson spent time with the family beyond the hug backstage. 


Because of Them We Can asked KB how it felt to be able to coordinate the meeting for his father.

“[I] felt extremely proud to connect my dads childhood history into a reality.”


This was hands down the best gift ever!

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