Taylor Swift Had a Beautiful Message for a Fan Who Lost Her Mother


Taylor Swift really cares about her fans.

Further proof of that is the compassionate note the pop star left on Tumblr for a young woman who reached out to her.

Dear Taylor,

It’s me, iced coffee girl,” the fan wrote, “and I could really use a hug.” She went on to explain that last January she lost her mom, so Mother’s Day is particularly hard for her.

Swift took the time to write back.

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 11.30.37 AM

Swift’s Tumblr message read:

Kaileen – I love you so much and can’t imagine what you must be feeling today. You’ve lived through my worst fear. I’m so sorry you can’t spend today with her. It’s not fair, and there’s no reason why you should feel okay about it. No one should ever expect you to feel normal today. I admire and respect your ability to put forth such a sunny, sweet disposition when you’ve been through something so dark and tragic so recently. I never would’ve guessed by your attitude or your posts. I never would’ve known if you hadn’t told me. Sending you a huge hug today. Gonna go get iced coffee and cheers to you. :)

The singer’s act of compassion clearly struck a chord.

“I’m so happy and it’s all because of you, Taylor. I hope you know you completely changed how I was feeling today, and I love you immensely for that,” the fan later wrote on Tumblr.

We love that this celebrity-fan relationship looks more like a close friendship. Thanks for using your fame for good, Taylor.

Want to celebrate the human spirit? Like us on Facebook.

And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Other

50 Photos of Mothers Helping Their Children Through the Most Challenging of Times

Perhaps one of the scariest parts of motherhood is when you have to trust someone else to help your child. A doctor. A nurse. A surgeon. A teacher. A therapist. Moms don’t like to sit on the sidelines. But even when she can’t make everything better, a mother will try. With a hand to hold. With a shoulder [...]

This Terminally Ill Boy's Make-A-Wish Got a Little Out of Control (in the Best Way)

Update: We’re saddened to learn that Levi passed away on July 24, 2015. If you’d like to send your condolences to his family, you can visit his Facebook page here. You don’t hear Make-A-Wish stories like this every day. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered Levi Mayhew the opportunity to have his wish granted in 2014, the [...]
conversation bubble that says 'mom, do I have special needs?'

'Mom, Do I Have Special Needs?'

How do we talk to our children about their special needs? At what age should we share what amount of information? I wish I could sit here as an expert and spout the answers to those important questions. I can’t. I’m a mom, muddling through along with the rest of us playing-this-whole-parenting-thing-by-ear folk. You know [...]

10 Unique Challenges of Being a Special Needs Parent

Some days, I truly feel like a super human, but what mom doesn’t? I think children are the best blessing on earth, but they’re also challenging and oh so exhausting. Raising a child is hard work. They can take every ounce of energy. On the day we become moms, we cry happy tears. We cry joyous [...]