Kid Cudi performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. (Kyle Gustafson for the Washingon Post/FTWP)

Cudi learned of Breedlove after the teenager posted two videos on Youtube chronicling his three near death experiences while battling hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes thickening of the heart muscles, which can lead to death.

In one of those near death experiences, Breedlove mentioned a vision in which he and the 27-year-old Cudi, his favorite rapper, were dressed in suits. In his video he said, “he couldn’t stop smiling.”

After seeing the videos, Cudi wrote:

“I broke down, Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much… We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me." 

Read the full letter on Cudi’s blog.

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