MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hunter Hayes performed for a number of grateful BUZ’N 102.9  fans at the Cambria Gallery on 7th on Wednesday morning.

But there was one fan who couldn’t be there, and whose day was made even brighter by Hayes.

As DJ Paul Koffy said, a YouTube performer named Rachel recently uploaded her rendition of the song “Tattoo.” Halfway through the video, her facial expression changes and a caption across the screen indicates she was contemplating the possibility that Hayes himself might actually watch the video.

Koffy decided to show Hayes the video on Wednesday, and the country star quickly wrote a message to Rachel that read: “You are a rock star! Stay awesome!” Rachel responded in a lengthy and heartfelt comment, which you can read here.

Rachel — who is from New Zealand — added: “You guys have quite an awesome accent!”