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SOLON, Ohio -- Zumyah Thorpe is still smiling and dancing since Saturday's Bruno Mars concert where she met the singer and was serenaded by him at the end of the show.

He showered her with gifts including a teddy bear, his hat, guitar, signed picture and tour jacket just to name a few. She felt more than special Zumyah said " I'm a super star."

Bruno Mars gave her a gift of a lifetime, Zumyah said "He means a lot to me, he put a lot of hope into my heart. If I want to be a dancer when I get older, I can. I can do whatever I want to accomplish, I can."

Zumyah's Grandparents, Ronald and Alonzo Thorpe were overwhelmed with gratitude, but had no idea Bruno's gestures would make news around the world. Mars shared Zumyah's story with thousands of his Facebook fans, also tweeted about how she inspired him and posted a selfie on Instagram.

"He said I'm gonna keep this in my phone to remind me of you I said that was awesome and I said I really appreciate what you did and he said it's an honor", Alonzo said.

Bruno's fans at the Q were also brought to tears and smiles by Zumyah's story that played during the concert. His music helped her recover, but there's still a long road ahead. The accident damaged four parts of her brain, but her grandparents encouraged her to fight on.

"It still does not stop her from achieving her goals, she has to set them and strive for them", Ronda said.

Bruno's sincerity gives her strength too.

"He says I'll be with you every step of the way you're in my life, you're in my heart forever...", Ronda said.

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