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Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale!

Star greets fans while filming public service announcement on the dangers of texting while driving.

Justin Bieber gave some Avondale Estates kids the thrill of a lifetime Monday afternoon.

The 17-year-old R&B singer and actor broke away from his filming duties -- he was making a public service announcement about the dangers of texting while driving -- to spend about 20 minutes with fans who'd gathered on the street to watch.

"He was really nice to come over and take pictures with us," said Hannah Lesser, 10, of Avondale Estates. "He didn't have to do that."

A video crew set up camp at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road earlier Monday, with several tents erected for the crew and a big RV parked on the side of the road.

Bieber arrived in a black Mercedes about 2 p.m. and immediately entered the RV. He wore shorts and a dark hat.

About 20 people, including some moms and dads, gathered at the intersection to try to catch a glimpse of the star. When it drizzled, they got under a bus stop for shelter.

Camera phones and digital cameras clicked busily when Bieber emerged from the bus about 3 p.m. and started working.

About about half an hour, the 17-year-old star approached the fans, many who heard about the filming of the PSA through a Facebook posting.

"He was super nice," said Holly Gault, who brought her son, Jackson, 8. "He posed for pictures with several kids from the neighborhood."

"Justin was super sweet to all his fans -- a really nice kid," said Suzanne Kosmerl.

Bieber happened to be in Atlanta because he played in the LudaDay Weekend Celebrity Baskeball Game, organized by Ludacris.

After meeting the fans, Bieber went back to work on the PSA for a little longer.

Mirna Alex September 06, 2011 at 07:38 PM
You are my life, you're spiritual, you are my heart, i really really love you ♥♥♥
chloe September 06, 2011 at 09:06 PM
i love you <3 :)
olivia September 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
thats me in the car :)
Alba Ureña Vilches September 09, 2011 at 12:03 PM
I love you justin you are the best singer I have known. I wish you well I would love to meet you, but I'm from madrid .... I can not so here: (I LOVE YOU
mylka September 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM
awwww so cute when you were little (and u still) cutie pie since the first time I heard u sing I stpoped whatever I was doing and heard u sing BABY BABY BABY OHHHH! :)

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