Last Sunday, Gisele Bündchen surprised a group of 29 cancer patients in Boston, Mass. to teach them how to walk the walk like real supermodels.
Bündchen showed up at a Newbury Street salon to teach the young girls how to strut their stuff down the catwalk. When she arrived, she hid in an elevator before surprising everyone.
Hannah Baiona, 15, a cancer patient who has been in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma for seven months told the Boston Herald, “We all started clapping and everyone was excited. She individually met with us all and gave us each a rose, and gave us each a hug, and we got to take pictures with her. She was mostly saying hi to everyone, being like ‘It’s nice to meet you! You look so pretty. You look so good!’”
In addition to walking down the runway with Bündchen, the girls were treated to manicures, pedicures and make-up and hair tips for the fun-filled girls’ weekend in Boston. They also had a shopping spree at H&M and stayed at The Westin Hotel.
The special day was organized by a Boston local sports broadcaster John Dennis, who snagged Bündchen for an appearance through her husband Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
“It was the most amazing, wonderful, wonderful thing I’ve ever seen,” Dennis said. “It was unbelievable. She made every one of those girls feel beautiful, loved and important. It was very, very special.”
The event truly meant a lot to Bündchen, as Dennis explained, “Her face was turned away from the kids and she started crying uncontrollably. The tears were streaming down her face. She was emotionally drained. She said ‘I love all of you,’ and got in the elevator before they could see her face. It was unbelievable.”
The girls are all cancer patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, which supports the fight against cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Watch below as Bündchen struts her stuff with the girls down their own runway!