Harry Styles called out his first teacher in a touching moment during a homecoming gig earlier this week.
The Watermelon Sugar singer was playing at Old Trafford cricket ground in his hometown of Manchester on Wednesday when he heard his primary school teacher Mrs Vernon appeared to be in the crowd.
Harry, who was educated at Hermitage Primary School in Holmes Chapel, fell to his knees and cried out, “Mrs Vernon! How are you? I heard you’re retiring.
“I just want to thank you for everything over these formative years. Thank you very much.
“It means a lot to me that you are here tonight, you were truly wonderful teachers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and it means a lot to me that you are here and I dedicate this next song to you.”
Before starting in Canyon Moon, he joked, “Can you imagine dealing with me when I was 4? It was a lot of fun.”
Speaking to the BBC later, Ms Vernon said Harry’s tribute was “so touching, so amazing, so beautiful”.
“As a teacher, you remember all the kids you’ve taught, they’re all amazing in their own way.”
“Harry has obviously gone into mega-mega things – everyone at Hermitage is just so, so proud of him.”
She recalled Harry as “a delight”, adding: “He had a cheeky twinkle in his eye, he was a bit of a tinkerer at times, but he was a character, that’s for sure, we all remember him.” “
He also mentioned his second grade teacher, Ms Wilson, at the performance, and Ms Vernon said they were both “very, very touched by it”.
“It’s very emotional,” she added.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/harry-styles-shouts-out-teacher-mrs-vernon-manchester-gig_uk_62ac2f18e4b06169ca96fdd7 Harry Styles Has Touching Moment With Primary School Teacher During Homecoming Gig