Christmas is the season of giving and Taylor Swift just gave the ultimate gift to a very, very lucky fan!
On Monday (26th December), the singer surprised a fan named Cyrus Porter, who is a 96-year-old World War II veteran, in New Madrid with her parents.
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Not only did Swift perform an acoustic version of her 2014 hit “Shake It Off”, but the Grammy Award winner also spent almost an hour with Porter’s (really) large family.
“My Popo was ecstatic! He was grinning from ear to ear and even had tears in his eyes. The first thing he said to her was ‘How did you get here?’ He loved every moment. He told her how he was proud of his family, his country and Taylor Swift!” family member Caroline Fowler told E! News.
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Though it’s uncertain who organised the surprise visit, it is said that a clip of Porter’s interview with KFVS news, which went viral last week, gained Swift’s attention. In the interview, Porter expressed his huge love for Swift, adding that it helped him get close to his grandchildren.
“I’ve been to 2 concerts. Memphis and St Louis. Look what she does…she puts on a show no one else puts on…I just liked the way she did stuff.” he shared with the local news station.
Aww. Isn’t Tay Tay the sweetest? 🙂