Friends of a young Langley woman who was killed in a car crash in Surrey last week are reaching out to a world famous pop star to help them honour her memory.
Taylor Steyn, 21, who died on Good Friday when her Volkswagen Beetle collided with a semi truck on a rainy stretch of road, was one Justin Bieber’s biggest fans, according to her friend, Jake Vandermeer.
Vandermeer posted a YouTube video titled “Help us find Justin Bieber” which jumped from 300 to nearly 24,000 views between Monday evening and Wednesday morning.
In it, he asks for help to contact the singer, in the hope of getting a video message or having a note posted to Steyn’s Twitter account or on her Facebook wall for her friends to see.
“Really, anything at all that we could use in a celebration of (her) life,” said Vandermeer.
Taylor “was a huge Justin Bieber fan and she made sure that all of her friends knew it,” Vandermeer said in his video.
Acknowledging that “it is clearly a long shot,” that the singer will respond, Vandermeer said that Steyn’s friends are holding out hope “for a chance so we can honour Taylor in a special way, because she was special to all of us.
“It would mean a great deal to her and all her friends if we could somehow get in contact with Justin Bieber,” he said.
“We would appreciate any way you can acknowledge this amazing life that was taken from us so tragically.”
Vandermeer issued a plea to anyone with a connection to the singer to help them get in touch with Bieber.
“Anything we can do to get a step closer, please contact us Taylorsbeliebers@gmail.com.”
He also asks viewers to repost, like, or share his video in any way they can to help get the word out.
This isn’t the first time Bieber has been called upon, via social media, to lend his name to a cause.
Ottawa’s Helene Campbell, who recently underwent a successful double lung transplant, appealed to the Ontario singer in January to help raise awareness about the need for organ donors. He responded through his Twitter account, which has nearly 20 million followers.