Garth Brooks has recorded many touching songs over the course of his career, but none more so than 2014’s “Mom.” Originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler, Brooks covered “Mom” for his album Man Against Machine, and it became a worldwide sensation.
The song is told as a conversation between an unborn baby and God. Speaking to God, the baby expresses fear over what’s out there in the world, but God comforts the child by speaking about a special person waiting out there. That special person is none other than the baby’s mother, as God soothes the child by saying:
“So, hush now baby don’t you cry. Cause there’s someone down there waiting, whose only goal in life, is makin’ sure you’re always gonna be alright. A loving angel, tender, tough and strong. It’s almost time to go and meet your mom.”
The way that Brooks delivers the song adds further to its heartwarming quality. He sings it at a near whisper, in a smooth, comforting voice that fits perfectly with the tone of the conversation between God and the baby.
During a concert on October 9th in Orlando, Brooks noticed a pregnant fan in the crowd who was sitting close to the stage. He started chatting with her, asking if she knew if she was having a little “Garth” or a “Brook.” The woman replied that she didn’t know yet, but she was hopeful for a little “Garth.”
Brooks wished her and her baby good health before he surprised everyone when he started playing “Mom.” The crowd couldn’t help but say “awww” a few times as Brooks sang to his fan, and although we can’t see her face, we’re sure she was touched by his sweet gesture.
You can watch the heartwarming moment in the video below. It’s sure to put a smile on your face.