A pensive Johnny gazes out the window
on the way to his hometown book signing
in Lancaster, PA, January 14, 2011.
Moments before, Tara had explained to him
that 11-year-old Michelle Babineau, diagnosed with
an incurable brain tumor, would be coming to the signing
to fulfill a dying wish: to meet him.
Michelle had been offered the chance to either
go to Disneyland or to see Johnny.
She chose Johnny.
On a wintry Friday evening in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, two families and their extraordinary children came together for a brief but heartfelt moment in the name of love.