Modern technology enables us to do incredible things — witness Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor pausing a gig to make a Facetime call to a terminally ill fan.

Loudwire notes that the fan is photojournalist Andrew Youssef, a long-time NiN fan, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer in 2011. Youssef’s regular coverage of live music events and column for OC Weekly caught the eye of Reznor, and the pair kicked off a friendship that seen them take lunch together.

➤ Trent Reznor Facetimes a terminally ill fan during a Nine Inch Nails show [Loudwire] | Hat tip @viticci

Thumbnail image via Dmitry K / Flickr