That was very sweet. Thank you for the story.
David is very special. I remember his voice coach, Dean, said he always visited
his old neighbors and after the fame, he still visits them and care about them.
I also remember he would arrange a personal meeting with cancer patients right
after his concerts and we, fans, were moved to tears reading their experiences
with David. I also remember how an unknown cleaning lady in Malaysia talked to
her school principal when she ran into him. She said he asked her name and
thanked her to keep the school clean. With no cameras around, nobody would have
known if she didn't tell the principal. The principal visited a fansite and
wrote it. I also remember he visited a nursing home right before a concert on a
very cold winter night. He sang a Christmas song for them and asked their names
individually. Again nobody knew it until a daughter of a resident told a fan.
Perhaps many stories like these have not been revealed but touched hearts of
many who have received his care in one way or another. Such a remarkable young
How do we compare this young man to Justin Baby? Remember how Justin Baby hit
the airport workers hand when he/she was holding his own CD?
I supported David Archuletta from day one and was so very pleased to hear he was
choosing to go on a mission. This truly is a very special young man and your
story brought me to tears.
Thanks for this wonderful story!! David is a beautiful young man inside &
out! He is involved in several charities & has been known to do numerous
kind things for people. The only way fans ever find out is if someone shares
them with others. David is very kind and humble unlike many young celebrities
today!! I wish him the best on his mission!!
What a nice contrast to those LDS athletes who choose to play professional
sports, rather than serve a mission.
Great stories about ashley and about elder archuleta. Both the people and their
stories are really inspiring!
Downtime: Why do you feel a need to make such an observation? This is a
well-written article about a charitable act by an apparently kind person. I was
having a wonderful experience not only with the article but with the comments.
But it seems there is always someone who decides to pollute what is pure.From all accounts (I don't know him), David is a good person. But,
like all of us, there will be times he makes mistakes. I hope you don't
intend to judge him too harshly when he falls short of your ideals.
I just wanted to comment on the article. I was touched by the young woman in
this story. What a trooper. I was touched by what Dr. McGavin and David did.
By the way I am the artist who drew the picture
My family has followed David since American Idol, so we know that this is
actually pretty common for David to do wonderful things like this. He is a truly
amazing person-- one of a kind, especially for someone who has experienced fame.
It hasn't spoiled him a bit. He just uses it for good. He is such a stellar
example to all who come into contact with him.
Leave the poor guy alone, and let him serve his mission in peace. Let him oave
public obscurity during the next two years so he can be just one more Elder, and
not someone of note who happens to be serving a mission. That's the best
thing we can all do for him, and for our Heavenly Father whom he is now serving.
David Archuleta is a good role model for people of all ages. I enjoyed reading
your article, aside from the final verb choice.
It was a beautiful article about a young man who has chosen to be an example of
Jesus Christ in the way he lives and the decisions he makes. It is obvious he
has a very tender and caring heart and that is such an incredible example of
loving and thinking of others. He is young but I believe he has been taught well
and will continue through life uplifting others through his music and through
his testimony that will grow and be shared on his mission.It's my hope he
will continue to have the physical strength and spiritual desire to continue to
be that "light" in many lives and in the service of the Lord.