Selena Gomez was taken aback on Thursday during a concert in Montreal. As she broke into the chorus of "Who Says" - members of audience held up signs which read, "We Are". Moreover they also began singing the song in her stead.
It has been reported that Ms. Gomez "teared up" in response - and although this could have certainly occurred (and she did experience significant affection for the audience in this moment, [see below]), she did NOT in fact cry.
The confusion naturally arises due to an assumption, for Selena did rub/touch her (left) eye. Upon seeing or hearing something (a stimulus) we don't quite believe (whether it's good or bad) - an eye rub or touch is a very common nonverbal response. Here, Selena is processing what she is seeing and hearing - but it's also something for which she (at least a portion of her psyche) has a substantial amount of disbelief.
Her emotional brain is still processing that which her senses (and intellect) already knows to be true.
In the moment below, Selena initiates a "self-hugging" display. She hugs herself as a surrogate for hugging the audience.
A moment later (below) Selena blushes as she also tucks her head in a chin down, turning and tilting configuration. This head/neck dynamic acts as both an affection and sincerity amplifier to the co-existing self-hugging display.
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