1. Selena Gomez paid tribute to her friend Francia Raísa for donating a kidney to her in an episode of Apple TV+’s “Dear . . .” series.
2. Raísa’s decision to donate her kidney saved Gomez’s life, and the two friends got matching tattoos to commemorate the date of the surgery.
3. Despite rumors of a feud between the two, Gomez has expressed her gratitude for Raísa’s life-saving donation.
Selena Gomez recently paid tribute to her best friend, Francia Raísa, in an episode of Apple TV+’s “Dear . . .” series which premiered on March 10. Raísa, who is an actor and appeared in “How I Met Your Father” and “Grown-ish,” donated one of her kidneys to Gomez, helping save her life in 2017. In the episode, Gomez expressed her gratitude for Raísa and called her the “best friend” she ever had.
Gomez shared her emotional journey in the episode and recounted how Raísa had decided to volunteer for a kidney donation test within three days after hearing about her friend’s health complications from lupus. Raísa was a match and donated her kidney to Gomez, who underwent a surgery to replace her damaged organ. After the operation, the two friends got matching tattoos of the date on their arms, a symbol of their friendship and bond.
Although rumors have circulated about a feud between the two friends, Gomez’s episode on “Dear . . .” shows that she is still grateful to Raísa for saving her life. In 2021, Raísa opened up about her decision to be a donor on World Kidney Day, raising awareness for kidney diseases. While Gomez named Taylor Swift as her “only friend” in the industry in a 2022 interview with Rolling Stone, Raísa commented “interesting” on an E! News Instagram post about the quote. However, Gomez clarified in a comment on a TikTok video that she did not mention all of her friends in the industry.
The episode of “Dear . . .” featuring Gomez and Raísa underscores the importance of friendship and the power of organ donation. As Gomez reflected in the episode, Raísa’s decision to donate her kidney was an “unbelievably overwhelming” act of selflessness and love, and she will always be grateful for it. The tribute to her friend is a heartfelt reminder of the importance of cherishing those who stand by us in moments of need.