During his concert in Las Vegas earlier this month, country musician and rapper Jelly Roll took a pause to recognize a Vietnam veteran in the audience.
“This gentleman right here has got a Vietnam veteran hat on, and he has been standing right here and rocking with me all night long,” Jelly Roll said. “I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and your service, sir.”
“Thank you so much.”
The concert’s cameras then focused on the Vietnam veteran, who responded with a salute to the rising country star. Jelly Roll, deeply moved by the veteran’s presence, made a generous offer.
“Thank you, I hope you’ve enjoyed the hell out of tonight,” he began, “And I promise you this, you’ll never buy another ticket to my show. I’m gonna get my people with you. You’re welcome forever, thank you.”
The poignant moment was captured in a video that quickly went viral, amassing over 400,000 views, according to a report from Breitbart News.
“This man is the best!!” exclaims the caption. “He doesn’t care about the fame he cares about his people and he proves that to 15 thousand people! You have saved so many people we all lit up the room Friday night!”
Social media users were quick to note admiration for Jelly Roll’s gesture.
“As a retired military member… Just one more reason to love Jelly Roll,” one social media user commented. “Thank you for recognizing this man.”
Another poster remarked, “This man gives me goosebumps all the time. What an amazing show” and another posted, “Speechless! Love this!”
Jelly Roll, at 38, is making significant strides in the music industry, according to the Breitbart report.
His 2022 hit single “Need a Favor” is currently ranked on Spotify’s Country Top 50 chart.