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As stage invasions go, this one’s pretty special. Let’s just say it’s up there with that time Monica Geller jumped on stage with Bruce Springsteen.

When Paul McCartney’s world tour stopped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (May 17), he shared the stage with one Leila, a 10-year-old girl from the Argentinian capital, who hasn’t let the fact she was born a full 36 years after the Beatles broke up deter her.

Macca invited her up when he saw her holding up a sign in the audience, assuming she just wanted him to sign her doll—but Leila wanted something way better than that.

“I want to play,” she whispered into the microphone when Paul finally got her to speak, prompting laughter from the audience in La Plata Stadium.

“You want to play bass with our band? Like bass, like this?” he said. “This could be interesting. OK, I didn’t see this coming.”

Whether he did or not remains to be seen. But what followed was impressive: Leila was handed a spare white bass guitar, gave it a few twangs, then got to duet with the Beatle on “Get Back.”

Let us repeat that: She. Got. To. Duet. With. A. Beatle. On stage. In front of thousands.

Watch it and weep:

“Muchos gracias” doesn’t really cover it, does it?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.