It’s not every day that a great-grandmother gets to present the biggest award of the night to one of her favorite musicians. But that’s exactly what happened at the 2023 Grammys, when 78-year-old Reina from Ontario, Canada, got to present Harry Styles with the album of the year award. It was an incredibly heartwarming moment that will be remembered for years to come.
The moment was made even more special when Styles ran into Reina’s arms for a hug before accepting his award. The embrace quickly turned into a shimmy, with the pair jumping up and down and dancing together on stage. After a few seconds, Styles pulled back to give Reina a kiss on the cheek and accept his award.
Earlier in the evening, the Recording Academy ran a prerecorded video showcasing Reina and her love for Styles. “Aside from being good looking, I love everything about him,” Reina said. “I love his outlook, his songs, and with Harry, he has that thing that draws people to him.”
On his way up to the stage, Styles also paused to share a hug with his peer and friend Lizzo. Following his speech, Styles stepped back to pass the mic to his collaborators. Celebrating his win with Reina one more time, he leaned over to give her a fist bump.
Needless to say, the entire evening was a dream come true for Reina. In a video shared immediately after the award show, Reina’s granddaughter Renee, who orchestrated her appearance at the award show, celebrated her grandmother’s win on TikTok.
The 2023 Grammys was a night of star-studded performances and history-making wins. But it was also a night of dreams coming true. Harry Styles’ embrace with Reina was a moment that will be remembered for years to come.