One day after Christmas, 15-year-old Karina Xavier received the surprise of a lifetime when she heard a knock at the door.
Standing on her stoop was Gisele Bundchen, who had paid a surprise visit to the cancer-stricken fan.
The Brazilian teenager, who is battling bone cancer, spent a magical day sharing beauty tips and makeup advice with the supermodel. An avid blogger and aspiring makeup artist, Karina even practiced her skills on Gisele by doing her makeup.
Deeply moved by the unannounced visit, the youngster took to Instagram to share some of her favourite moments from the unforgettable experience.
“From the moment you surprised me, until the moment you left, I was so shocked for you being here with me (sic)! Thank you so much for taking time off of your day to come visit me and spend some time with me!” she wrote.
“You are a great person and you will continue inspiring me I love you @giseleofficial!”
The visit was clearly significant to Gisele as well. She wrote back: "You are a warrior, an inspiration of positivity and courage, I will be praying for you. Sending you love and light always."