Drake surprises 11-year-old heart surgery patient for her birthday

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Some kids receive toys for their 11th birthday, but Downers Grove resident Sofia Sanchez settled for a visit from her favorite rapper Drake instead.

A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked about Justin Bieber and basketball.

That's exactly what the Toronto-born rapper did during his tour's recent stop in Chicago, with TMZ reporting that Drake stopped by the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on Saturday, where he met with fan Sofia Sanchez on the day of her 11th birthday.

Afterwards, he gifted Sofia with his autograph but, according to the MailOnline, made sure that he had her scribble first.

Drake was in Chicago this weekend performing at the United Center.

She even performed the "Kiki Dance Challenge" - the dance meme that uses Drake's song "In My Feelings" - from a wheelchair in the hope of catching his attention.

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"You asked me to come, I'm here".

"Right when he came in I was like, 'Oh my God.' And I never pictured him that tall", Sanchez says in the video.

He posted a second image of Sofia sitting on her hospital bed while smiling and wearing a baseball cap saying "Scorpion", the name of his latest album.

Drake is known for acts of kindness.

Earlier this year Drake surprised students in Miami while he was filming the video for single "God's Plan", donating $25,000 (£19,480) to the Miami Senior High School where he shot some of the video.

In February, he gave a young student a $50,000 (£36,000) scholarship after reading one of her essays.