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I Slept With My Mother When I Was 16—& I Have Good Reason for Letting My Kids Do the Same

"I’m sure it was the first time we had touched in months, maybe years. Sometimes I think that hand saved my life."

Married 69 Years, Hospitalized Couple Holds Hands Til the Very End

Tommy and Virginia Stevens, both 91, were, in the eyes of their family and friends, a legendary couple. The Tennessee high school sweethearts proved earlier this month that their love truly endured until "death do us part."

Jill Duggar Says Dad Pitted Siblings Against One Another, Used Kids to Manipulate and Intimidate Her

I am currently reading Jill Duggar Dillard's memoir Counting the Cost about her life growing up in the 19 Kids and Counting Duggar family, and it is both riveting and heartbreaking.

Katy Perry Left in Tears After “Church Kid’s” Audition Ignites Memories of Her Own Church Experience

“When you got on the piano, it truly started stirring many, many emotions in me,” added Luke Bryan said. “Quite frankly, I don’t know how kids like you, I don’t know how you pony up and make it here.”

“My church,” Kai answered with a beaming grin.

“Your church sent you here?” asked Perry, as more tears filled her eyes. “I don’t want to compare our situations, but I was raised in the church too, and I didn’t grow up with any money, and money was always the problem. It was the cause of everything not great in my life. We had food stamps and ate at the food bank, all that stuff because my parents were traveling ministers and so when I was 13, the church bought me a guitar.

“That’s where I got that one from,” replied the teen, pointing to her own acoustic guitar on the floor.

“Exactly. I relate to what you’re saying,” continued Perry. “And I think it’s so beautiful, and I think it doesn’t really matter where you come from,” she continued. “I know it’s so hard, this struggle, and you’re an inspiration to so many people by getting here today.”

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Watch the beautiful encounter between Kai and Katy Perry unfold below, and be sure to grab the tissues for this one!

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

I Slept With My Mother When I Was 16—& I Have Good Reason for Letting My Kids Do the Same

"I’m sure it was the first time we had touched in months, maybe years. Sometimes I think that hand saved my life."

Married 69 Years, Hospitalized Couple Holds Hands Til the Very End

Tommy and Virginia Stevens, both 91, were, in the eyes of their family and friends, a legendary couple. The Tennessee high school sweethearts proved earlier this month that their love truly endured until "death do us part."

Jill Duggar Says Dad Pitted Siblings Against One Another, Used Kids to Manipulate and Intimidate Her

I am currently reading Jill Duggar Dillard's memoir Counting the Cost about her life growing up in the 19 Kids and Counting Duggar family, and it is both riveting and heartbreaking.