Watch Katy Perry Duet “Firework” With One of Her Fans at Night of Too Many Stars

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Posted on 10/18/2012 at 1:13 PM

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Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit wasn’t just about putting Harvey Keitel and Carly Rae Jepsen onstage together and seeing what would happen: While they had our attention, the network also decided to tug on our heartstrings a little bit, bringing out Katy Perry out to duet with autistic fan Jodi DiPiazza on an intimate version of “Firework.”

DiPiazza was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, in such a severe case that her parents feared she would never learn to speak. But thanks to intensive special education and music therapy, she’s been able to find a way through the disorder. DiPiazza took the stage with her idol Sunday night to show off her skills, and gained a few new fans in the process:


As the kids say, this is exactly the sort of thing that gives us the feels:


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