Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in the audience when U2 performed in Miami Gardens on Sunday -- and it sounds like band frontman Bono knew it.
The Irish singer gave the Republican senator a shoutout in a monologue during the band's encore, thanking him for his support for programs that combat the AIDS virus.
"If you're a taxpayer here, you're an AIDS activist," Bono said. "An American story. It's heroic story, being championed by the left and the right -- by people like your Sen. Marco Rubio, who's fighting for this stuff and I want to thank him here tonight. I want to thank him.
"It's not good, to see people as I've seen them. These budget cuts by this president could undo the great work of the United States," Bono continued. "So send him a message. This country does incredible things when it works together, as one."
Bono then launched into "One," a song U2 released in the early 1990s as a single to benefit AIDS research.
Elsewhere in the concert, one attendee said, Bono made criticisms at President Donald Trump, particularly over the notion of building walls.
A CNN producer snapped a photo of Rubio at the Hard Rock Stadium after the concert. Nearby was longtime Rubio friend Bernie Navarro.
Spotted at the U2 concert. Senator Marco Rubio after getting a nice shout out by Bono. pic.twitter.com/3qXxEF7B11— Ismael Estrada (@IshEstradaCNN) June 12, 2017
Rubio has backed PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief created in 2003 by then-President George W. Bush primarily to battle AIDS in Africa. As a GOP presidential contender last year, Rubio said he'd fully fund PEPFAR, and as senator, Rubio has written at least one op-ed and released statements since 2011 about fighting AIDS.
"You know, growing up, AIDS was a death sentence when I was a child," he said in 2012. "If someone got AIDS in the 1980s or even '90s, it meant you were going to die. Luckily, we're blessed that today that's not the case."
This post has been updated to include the audio of the show.