Country music singer Blake Shelton was left overwhelmed during a recent concert in San Diego, California when he invited a soldier couple to join him onstage.
Shelton was performing at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre on 6 September (14) when he asked Roland and Marie Esther Kiendrebeogo to step up.
The singer performed his track Home in honour of the pair and their tireless work for the United Service Organizations (Uso), where they provide help and support to U.S. troops and their families.
Shelton tells People magazine, "I couldn't take my eyes off of the family when they were on stage with us. I have the onstage vantage point every night, so having them come up and experience the crowd singing to them was so cool. They were overwhelmed by the experience and honestly, we all were."
Speaking after the concert, U.S. Navy member Marie Esther Kiendrebeogo said, "The show made me feel like I was back in Oklahoma."