Taylor Swift Helped Pay Off A Fan’s Student Loans Because Of Course

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has a habit of sending surprise gifts to her fans, and her latest recipient received a check to help pay off her student loans! Taylor apparently discovered fangirl Rebekah through stalking her Tumblr, and sent her a special “SwiftEx” delivery. The package of goodies included a handwritten card, a hand-painted watercolor piece, a Polaroid of Taylor working on the painting, and an old necklace of Taylor’s. As if all that weren’t enough, she included a nifty check for $1,989 (see what she did there?) to contribute toward Rebekah’s student loans, which I’m assuming she learned of in one of Rebekah’s tumblr posts.

After several emotional all-caps rants upon first receiving the package, including “I CABT STIP CRYOJG. I DONT EVEN KNOW WJAT TO SAY RIGHT NOW,” Rebekah typed up a sweet thank-you note:


I know I’ve said it so many times already but thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Never in a million years did I ever imagine this happening to me, I never imagined you even knowing who I was let alone you taking your time to paint me something and to write me a note. I am so honored and so thankful to call myself a fan, to have supported you all of these years because you are truly the most amazing, genuine, and selfless person. On Thursday when you liked all of those posts of mine I couldn’t contain my excitement and honestly, that was more than I could have ever dreamed of and then you do this…you send me the most thoughtful, meaningful and most amazing gifts I have ever gotten. And they mean even more coming from someone I have admired for so long. I’m so thankful to call you a friend and buddy. You have changed my life in the best way.

I can’t wait to see you on tour and thank you a 1,989 more times.

Love, Beks

Awww. Maybe I should be more cynical about this, because album publicity and all that, but whatever. Let’s all just marvel over a celebrity stepping out from the sea of Hollywood hypocrites to do something nice. Sure, it’s also self-promotion, but it’s such clever (and kind!) self-promotion that she deserves at least a little credit for it. I mean, she basically makes her fans’ lives when she pulls this stuff. If people were tripping all over themselves to snatch up your secondhand accessories, you’d probs do the same.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift



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