Country star Carrie Underwood brought a much-needed smile to a young girl's face on Saturday (20Apr13) after inviting the cancer patient to Florida for a special concert meet-and-greet.

Hayley Gort, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for a brain tumour on her pituitary gland, jetted to Jacksonville to fulfil her dream of meeting the Before He Cheats hitmaker, courtesy of officials at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

And before taking in Underwood's show, she went backstage to meet the former American Idol star and posted a picture with her new pal on

Overcome with emotion, the ailing 18 year old wrote in a series of posts: "Best night of my life. I will never forget it! @CarrieUnderwood you don't know how much that meant to me! #amazing. Could life get any better?!?! @CarrieUnderwood is awesome. End of story."

And it appears the singer had a fun time getting to know Gort as well, she later tweeted, "Finally got to meet @HaleyGort tonight! Hope she... (had) fun at the show!"