Following her return, the artist took a moment to thank everyone for their "prayers, love, and support" -- and especially the North Bergen Police Department for bringing her home safe.
Sharing a picture alongside the NYPD, Miz Quigley penned:
How sweet of Ed Sheeran to grant this 15-year-old girl her final wish to hear him sing her favorite song!
Dublin native, Triona Priestley was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis early in her childhood and has been battling the disease ever since then.
One of her wishes was to hear Ed sing her favorite song, Little Bird, and so, through the power of social media, Triona got her wish!
After a vigorous Twitter campaign with the hashtag #SongForTri, the A-Team singer's management team got in touch with Triona's friend Lucy Hanlon and the rest they say, is history.
Lucy took to her Facebook page to share Triona's last few moments with her loved ones and Ed, saying:
"Ed rang Triona and personally sang Little Bird to her as she took her last breaths. Triona left us listening to her idol surrounded by all the people who loved her. People's respect is incredible. We would like to thank everyone."
Upon hearing the news, Ed tweeted out his respects for the young girl.
Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 1, 2014
How can something so sad be so heartwarming at the same time?!
Rest in peace, Triona.
[Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.]