A Manitoba First Nations group has given the young daughter of Tanya Nepinak a reason to smile, by giving the 11-year-old girl tickets to see Justin Bieber in concert.
The Tribal Councils' Investment Group handed Jasmine Mann two platinum-seat tickets tickets to see the pop sensation perform at the MTS Centre on Thursday night.
Jasmine has been without her mother since Nepinak, 31, went missing in September 2011.
Winnipeg police presume Nepinak was killed by alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb, who is charged with second-degree murder in the woman's death.
Police tried searching for Nepinak's remains at the Brady Road landfill earlier this month, but their search ended on Oct. 9 with no result.
"She was nice, kind, pretty," Jasmine said of her mother.
The 11-year-old talked about her mother in a video produced by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs earlier this year.
"When I found out, I was crying a lot," Jasmine said in the video.
"It's hard to believe that my mom went missing and then murdered … I still can't believe it, what happened."
One particular scene in the video, in which Jasmine received some Bieber stickers on her birthday, inspired an act of kindness.
Allan McLeod of the Tribal Councils' Investment Group said he saw the video of and wanted to do something nice for Jasmine.
"I hope Jasmine sees it as a positive and good things happen to good people," he said.
Her father, Vernon Mann, said Jasmine — who is a serious Bieber fan — became excited upon hearing that she would be going to the concert.
"She was just started waving her hand in front of her face saying, 'Oh my God.' She was very happy," he said.
Jasmine said she has been a Bieber fan for longer than she can remember.
But whether she will get to meet her idol is not known. CBC News has contacted Bieber's representatives, who responded by asking for the girl's contact information.