Ally Bellini, 16, is one of 800 high school students from Texas who got the chance to participate in the show. They rehearsed for weeks leading up to the big game and it was completely a surprise to Ally that she would be hugged by Gaga.
“I had no idea that was going to happen,” Ally told Billboard. “It was an amazing surprise to me. We knew she was going to go around and high five people but I never expected her to hug me. It was… amazing.”
“It was completely random!” she added about the hug. “My friends were so excited for me. I didn’t know how to react at the time but they were all yelling and jumping on me and hugging me.”
Watch the performance of “Million Reasons” below and see the hug at the end!