Watch Strickland bumble his way into Merry's house in DeWitt to hand-deliver FRONT ROW tickets AND Super Secret One Direction Meet & Greet info; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for "THE ONE."

Watch Strickland surprise Merry in DeWitt with a hand-delivery of FRONT ROW One Direction tickets and Super Secret Meet & Greet Info.

Merry -- the real fan -- and her niece, Gayle, just got an instant upgrade.

Thanks to Columbia Records for making this awesome once-in-a-lifetime opportunity possible.  And thanks to Gayle's selfie-stick, we got this awesome group shot: