When Michael Jackson flew off to Hungary last week to film a promotional video for his newest recording, "History," he stood up four terminally ill German youngsters, ages 10 to 15, who were en route to New York to meet him as part of a "last wish" program.

Jackson returned to New York earlier this week and met the kids Wednesday at the studios where he is recording, giving them gifts and autographs and posing for photos with them.*****


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