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Love and heartbreak has been the topic of much of Rihanna’s music over the years. So, you’d think she’d have some valuable advice, right?

Well, one fan took a chance and sent her a DM, asking for some advice about how to deal with his first real heartbreak… and she responded!!

A fan, who goes by @WaladShami on Twitter, told Buzzfeed that his first relationship ended in January. And, since Rihanna has offered words of advice in the past, he thought he’d try

She responded with: “Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself. Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever! You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!”

Riri is as real as they come…