It was a surreal moment for one Longview high school student, after she received a special gift from one of her idols.

Chelsea Laury was left in shock and excitement when she opened an envelope, autographed by ballerina Misty Copeland.

Chelsea's mother Angela reached out to Copeland, asking for a photo, but it didn't stop there.

Copeland also wrote a special message to the teen, who turned to dance to get through her sister's death.

Chelsea's mother was there the moment her daughter opened the special gift, capturing the heartwarming moment on video.

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