Watch Harry Styles Spot His First Ever School Teacher At His Show
By Rebekah Gonzalez
June 16, 2022
Harry Styles stopped his concert in Manchester UK this week and asked fans if they could be momentarily quiet. "I'm going to ask a favor from you because I'd like to try and find someone in the audience," he said per CBS News. Styles said that he believed his "first-ever school teacher" Ann Vernon was in the crowd and asked fans to help him find her at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium, which holds 26,000 people.
Within seconds, he managed to find her. "There she is. Mrs. Vernon!" Styles said, falling to his knees while fans went wild. "How are you? I heard you're retiring. I'd just like to thank you for everything in those formative years. And yeah, thank you so much, it means a lot to me that you're here tonight."
"Can you imagine dealing with me when I was 4?" Styles said. He bookended the sweet moment by dedicating the next song in his setlist, "Canyon Moon" to Mrs. Vernon, according to the Manchester Evening News. After the concert, Mrs. Vernon spoke with the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. "I taught him when he was four and five and he was adorable. He was a little bit of a monkey, cheeky, and he had lots of friends so a lot of his personality that you see now was quite evident from an early age," she said. "But yeah, in everything he was amazing, all the teachers here are just so proud of him and so excited about this and everything that he's achieved," she said. "Thank you Harry for that lovely message, I was very touched by it."
This was just Harry's second stop on his 2022 Love On Tour. After the tragic Uvalde, Texas shooting, the singer partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety during the North American portion of his tour and pledged to donate to the nonprofit organization.