Zac Efron shared a strong connection with a fan during a recent Q&A for his new film That Awkward Moment. In fact, it meant so much to him that he took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts on the encounter. It’s pretty incredible.

After meeting Kirby Koo, Zac wrote, “I have so much more I want to say. And I will – when I find the words. But I’ll start here – When you stood up, with such strength, and sincerity and gave me perhaps the nicest compliment I’ve ever been paid… it meant so much more than that to me. Facebook and online media in general, show only half the picture – sure people see me, but I never get to see them.”

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He continued, “Yesterday was the first time in a very long time that I was able to look into your eyes and remember why I do what I do – and will never stop. I needed that, more than you will ever know and I just wanted to say thanks – face to face soon I hope.”

After finding out about Zac’s touching message, the lucky fan gave her own thanks to Zac, writing, “Zac, I am so incredibly touched by your note. Meeting you was always the dream, but I never could have imagined that you would respond with such genuine kindness and literally open arms. The impact you and your talent have had on me and so many millions of others should never be underestimated. Beyond the actor, thank you for being such a warm, generous person and I’d be humbled to consider you a friend.”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we love Zac Efron.

What did you think of Zac’s touching note to his fan?