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Either someone is chopping onions in here or it was one heck of an emotional night of X-Factor performances! Paige Thomas, who performed “Everytime” by Britney Spears, dedicated the song to her adoptive mother Colleen, who took her in as her own daughter when Paige was 14.

Paige’s birth mother was killed by a drunk driver on Christmas Eve when Paige was just six years old. Until she met Colleen, Paige lived in foster homes. “I just remember feeling really lost. I never felt a sense of belonging anywhere.” Colleen, whose daughter Shawna was Paige’s BFF, couldn’t stand the idea of a child without a mother and took her in.

And now she’s an amazing grandmother to Paige’s daughter, Jade. “When Paige told me she was pregnant, it was tough. But it did work out. Jade’s here and we love her very much, and Paige is a great mother.”

And it sounds like she learned from the best. Paige was moved to tears as she talked about her relationship with Colleen, telling her, “I truly believe my mother sent you to be my guardian angel and guide me through life.” Um, excuse us a minute. There’s an awful lot of dust in the room all of a sudden.