Selena Gomez may not have been vocal about her compassion for hurricane victims in Houston and Florida, but the singer broke down in tears on Tuesday night. During a live hurricane relief telethon, Selena told the story of the seven members of late Selena Quintanilla’s family who lost their lives which hit home for the singer.
“August 27, seven members of the Saldivar family tried to escape the rising flood waters,” Selena said. “I come from Grand Prairie, about 250 miles away from the Saldivar’s home. Their story affected all who heard it, and, no matter who we are, the differences we have suddenly did not seem to matter,” the singer tearfully said.
The story of the family may have struck an emotional chord with the singer, but it surely didn’t make her give up a night partying at New York Fashion Week. Nor did it push her to travel to her Texas hometown to help the victims like Beyoncé or Demi Lovato.
Watch Selena’s emotional plea and the “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” below.
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