On December 23rd, 2015 Gianluca Ginoble and his father Ercole visited the association AGBE Onlus – Associazione Genitori Bambini Emopatici in Pescara, while going back home from Livorno.
Photos by AGBE Onlus.
See translation of AGBE message to Gianluca and Ercole Ginoble in English here.
Il 23 dicembre 2015, Gianluca Ginoble e suo padre Ercole hanno fatto visita all’associazione AGBE Onlus – Associazione Genitori Bambini Emopatici di Pescara, di ritorno a casa da Livorno. Foto di AGBE Onlus.
English translation of AGBE message
Not many people would have done it in his shoes, but these are the acts that make an artist great and that leave a mark.
Gianluca Ginoble arrived at 6 pm on December 23rd at AGBE to bring his personal gift to our children, a promise maintained with great effort.
Indeed, the evening before Il Volo was in Livorno for the Christmas show on RAI 1; but even more, on that December 22nd Gianluca had faced a 20 hours plane trip – he was in Mexico for the new album tour.
So, without thinking on it, on December 23rd in the morning he gets in the car with his father and from Livorno he leaves for Pescara.
A tough journey with thousands hitches, car accidents on the motorway, slowdowns and long lines for the holidays exodus.
But the greatest picture was seeing him getting in, visibly tired, walking along AGBE corridors as folks back home, without waiting for anyone to accompany him, going straight towards those children he had previously met, and with the spontaneity of a playing mate being at their disposal for autographs, pics, questions and lots of kisses.
He was not hurrying to go away – he felt home maybe – and everyone around him was happy and unbelieving in seeing such an artist, with a life full of international meetings and high profile shows, behaving as 20 years old guys; not being surprised by celebrating in AGBE the birthday of a 17 years old girls on that day.
This time, even parents looked at him with the eyes of who is seeing a guy of great values – and not only a fame artist to whom shyly asking for an autograph.
The family feeling won on all: no embarrassment, great respect and admiration – indeed – for who shows that being famous and praised can match with true life lessons.
Children had in their hands the recently published book with the biographies of the three guys, ready for autographs: they know their story since the beginning on TV, they know their habits, tastes and now even their family stories; and they live their example as a path to follow, as sometimes dreams can come true, as Gianluca’s arrival witnessed some days ago.
From AGBE, again thanks to Gianluca for his act and an even more special thank to his father Ercole for the silent but constant support.
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