6 Times Taylor Swift Was An IRL Angel For Her Fans

26 April 2022, 17:38

Taylor Swift often helps out those who need it most
Taylor Swift often helps out those who need it most. Picture: Getty
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Taylor Swift is known for being one of the most charitable artists in pop, and her generosity expands at the same rate her discography does!

Taylor Swift has been subtly donating money and offering a helping hand to her fans throughout her whole career.

From gifting merch to her Swifties, to offering financial support to those who needed it, and sending her love and appreciation to key workers baring the brunt of Covid-19 – Taylor really is an angel.

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In April, the 'All Too Well' songstress kindly gifted a bunch of York University students with some unexpected (and coveted) items from her merch!

As you know, this is not the first time Taylor has gone that extra mile to show how thankful she is for her fans. Let's delve into some our top picks of Taylor's generosity...

Taylor Swift always lends a helping hand to her fans
Taylor Swift always lends a helping hand to her fans. Picture: Alamy

Taylor Swift surprises a group of York University students with massive gift package

Taylor gave a group of York University students quite the shock following their Easter break from school!

The York Swift Society returned to campus to find a gift from the ‘I Bet You Think About Me’ songstress herself – she had sent a whopping package of merchandise to the girls from all the way across the pond!

Not only did the students get a massive package full of Swift branded clothing but also a handwritten note from the pop sensation – now, it doesn’t get more thoughtful than that.

The note read: “Hey University of York Swift Society, sending over some merch as a thank you for your support and also sending a big hug! Love, Taylor."

Understandably, members of the group admitted that the adorable present made them cry – we’d be exactly the same!

Nurse receives handwritten note and 'package of cosy items' from Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift helped many people affected by coronavirus and lockdowns
Taylor Swift helped many people affected by coronavirus and lockdowns. Picture: Getty

An ultimate Swiftie, healthcare worker Britta Thomason, received a package she never thought she'd have after Taylor noticed the nurse praised the 'Folklore' singer's music in an interview.

Taylor sent special merchandise, 'cosy clothes' and a bunch of self-care items, along with a note to thank Britta for working on the frontline during the pandemic.

Taylor Swift and her mum match fundraising target to help widowed mum of five

On 23 March 2021 Tay and her mum Andrea combined their donations to make up the GoFundMe goal of a mother of five daughters named Vickie Quarles widowed after her husband died of Covid-19 one week before Christmas.

Her target, set up by a close friend of the family, was $50,000, which Taylor and her mother matched, meaning Vickie’s fund soared past $60,000 as people continued to donate.

Taylor Swift donates $13,000 to two Nashville mothers

Taylor Swift donated around £10,000 each to two mothers struggling financially after the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in December.

The ‘Evermore’ singer was inspired to offer her help after reading a Washington Post article about the huge numbers of American citizens who were behind on rent. One of the women, Nikki Cornwell from Nashville, said she owed $5000 (£3,700) in rent when the job she was due to begin in May fell through after she tested positive for coronavirus and became extremely ill.

Taylor also made a sizeable donation to Shelbie Selewski from Michigan, who lost her job at the start of the pandemic and has found eviction notices taped to her door three times.

Taylor Swift has a base in Nashville and spends a lot of her time there
Taylor Swift has a base in Nashville and spends a lot of her time there. Picture: Getty

Taylor surprises 11-year-old fan with care package

Taylor Swift gave a young fan the surprise of a lifetime after she sent a care package to an 11-year-old girl who had been giving back to postal workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emerson Weber, from South Dakota in the US, had sent a heartfelt letter to her postman, thanking him for his service which allows her to 'stay in touch’ with her friends and after the carrier, Doug, showed his boss, she started receiving loads of letters from postal workers who were appreciative of her kind act.

Emerson, a massive Swiftie, got the surprise of her life when one package in the post turned out to be from none other than her idol - the ‘Lover’ singer.

Taylor Swift keeps Nashville record store afloat during lockdown

Taylor Swift helped a Nashville record store stay afloat in lockdown
Taylor Swift helped a Nashville record store stay afloat in lockdown. Picture: Getty

Taylor was quietly paying to keep a Nashville record shop afloat after they were forced to shut amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 'amazed' store owner of Grimey's New & Preloved Music revealed to Rolling Stone they received a letter from Tay's longtime publicist with the offer, leaving staff 'amazed' as she's paid for their salaries and healthcare for the next three months.

Nashville is where Taylor moved to with her family as they helped launch her singing career at 13 years old and she now owns a home there, so it holds a special place in her heart.

Taylor Swift donates thousands to fans affected by coronavirus

In March Taylor donated thousands of dollars to fans who took a hit financially due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing businesses to shut down across the globe.

The ‘Lover’ singer messaged people on Twitter to ask where she should send the money, after noticing some Swifties’ tweets revealing they’ve lost their jobs or were facing eviction.

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