Every time 80s rocker John Bon Jovi performs his song "I've Got The Girl" while on tour, he plays home videos of his daughter on the screen behind him.
That's because Stephanie Bongiovi, the oldest of the musician's four kids with his high school sweetheart Dorothea, was the inspiration behind the song. Written when she was just seven years old, the song obviously still means a lot to Bon Jovi, because last week he treated fans to a very special performance.
At a performance in Las Vegas Bon Jovi brought out Stephanie, who's now 23, to share a dance to their song. It was a touching moment that one fan caught on camera.
Before bringing Stephanie on stage, Bon Jovi shared a heartfelt message with his fans.
"Everybody's got a little girl in their life," he said, "their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their mamma..." And while his "little girl" is getting older, Bon Jovi is definitely a proud parent.
"They start out as little bitty babies and their future's looking bright."
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For the singer's fans, it was also nice to see Stephanie is happy and doing well. His family has never been very public, but Stephanie has struggled with drugs, and was even arrested in 2012 after a suspected overdose.
Thankfully, today the future is "looking bright" for both Stephanie and her father.