The chance for a 5-year-old Beatles' superfan to rock out with Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr was a dream come true for both him and his mother.
Cali Tobias arranged to have her son, King Tobias, meet Starr at a concert in San Jose, California, earlier this month as part of her mission to spend precious time with her kids as she battles cancer.
“I need to make sure I have as many fun memories with my kids as I can while I’m still here,” said Tobias, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer four times over the past 13 years and is now battling ovarian cancer.
At the meeting, King, who has been a fan of the Beatles’ music all of his young life, got to sit at Starr’s drums and play a few beats.
“I picked up the drums and I started playing them,” King said. “Meeting Ringo was like a surprise that mommy made.”
Tobias is continuing her son’s Beatles adventure by taking him to see Paul McCartney perform next month at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, where the Beatles famously played in 1966.
“To see my son’s face light up like that was everything to me because that’s what I want,” Tobias said. “I want these memories with my children.”