Singer Justin Bieber was able to deliver on a promise President Barack Obama made to New Jersey teen Payton Wall, who lost her father in the September 11 attacks.
Wall met the President during a wreath laying ceremony at Ground Zero in New York in May. The teen had written a letter to the President as part of a letter writing campaign to try to meet the pop star. According to the New York Post, President Obama read the letter in early May and invited Wall, her sister and mother to the ceremony at Ground Zero during his recent visit to New York.
The newspaper reported that President Obama told Wall he "knows Justin" and would try to help her fulfill her dream of meeting the teen heartthrob.
When New York Magazine blog DailyIntel cast doubt on whether the president could live up to the promise, Bieber Tweeted at them "I think you're wrong. pretty sure President @BarackObama will keep this promise."
Indeed, Bieber did live up to the promise earlier this week during his appearance at Macy's where he launched his new fragrance "Someday." According to the New York Post, the two had a private meeting on Thursday along with Wall's sister and her friend Madison Robertson, who also lost her father on September 11.
"He just said 'Hi,'" Wall told the newspaper about the encounter. "He was asking us about the perfume and if we were wearing it."
"He was really nice and is so cute," Wall's sister Avery said. "He didn't even look real."
Robertson took to her Twitter page to voice her excitement about the meeting. "Obama kept his promise, off to see @justinbieber !," she Tweeted on Thursday.
"Today went well at macy's.. the fans were AMAZING, thanks to all the fans who came out to support it was a breath of fresh air :)" Bieber wrote about his Macy's event, which involved some chaos when he began to greet fans outside.
According to WABC Television, the sister station of KABC Television, OnTheRedcarpet.com's parent company, when Bieber began to greet the crowd, fans rushed toward him causing the metal barricades that had been set up there to tip.
While New York City police officers attempted to control the crowd, a 47-year-old private security guard working for Bieber refused to move and was later issued a summons by the department for disorderly conduct.
The NYPD tells the station that no one was injured; however, witnesses report that Bieber was knocked to the ground by an unidentified man. The police department does not believe the singer was rushed by a fan but rather a plainclothes police officer attempting to help with the situation.The singer's team reportedly says he was never knocked to the ground but appeared to be "shaken up" by the incident.