Drake was noticeably absent on the 2018 MTV VMAs, but here's what he was up to while his peers partied in NYC.

The 'In My Feelings Challenge' crept up at the end of the summer to take over pop culture, and one special girl got a pretty special visit as a result of her 'Kiki' dance. According to TMZ, Drake popped into Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to visit with 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez.

She got on Drake's radar after she posted an "In My Feelings" dance video ... weeks after undergoing open heart surgery and waiting for a heart transplant.

Sofia's 11th birthday was this past Saturday and her wish was to meet Drake. She was in luck being that Drake's Chi-town tour stop fell around the same time and he was able to swing by.

Sources close to Drake say the two talked for about an hour, discussing his music, her love for cheerleading and even Justin Bieber. The coolest moment for Sofia had to be the moment they sang his song together.

Props to Drake for giving Sofia the best birthday ever.