IT WAS young Jack Robinson’s dream to meet his pop idol Gary Barlow.
And today that came true when the Take That star visited the four-year-old Denmead youngster at his hospital bedside.
The X Factor judge spent about 45 minutes with Jack, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last month, in Southampton General Hospital.
Mr Barlow said: ‘For me this is one of the best things you can do - spend time with people. Jack has an inspirational story.
‘I know he loves my music, which was surprising for someone so young.
‘But it’s always the mums that are into it, so maybe that’s what it is.
‘He’s such a great little boy, and I have been looking forward to this visit all week.
‘Jack has some lovely brothers and sisters to look after him.
‘I hope he’s safe and taken care of here.’
As reported in The News, Jack has only been given only a five per cent chance of survival.
Since Jack’s diagnosis, his parents Marie, 41, and Terence, 47, along with sisters Danielle, 21, Christina, 18, Natalie, 14, and identical twin brother Liam, of Bere Road, Denmead, want to make Jack’s dreams come true.
Scores of messages were sent to Mr Barlow via Twitter, but the family never thought he would visit.
Mr Robinson said: ‘Jack is a massive Gary Barlow fan, and his jaw just dropped when he walked in.
‘Jack loves watching the X Factor and is always singing Gary’s song Let Me Go.
‘Jack had a big smile on his face, it was just so wonderful.’
Watch a video clip of Jack meeting Gary on our Facebook page.