Taylor Swift: Message to Bullied Teen Makes Instagram a Better Place

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Regardless of how you feel about her music or her newly-acquired twerking habit, there's no denying that Taylor Swift is a woman who genuinely cares about her fans. 

In the past, Taylor has visited young cancer patients and spent hours singing the songs they requested.

Yesterday, she reached out to a fan in need in a different way - by assuring her that while bullies and haters might never go away, they should never prevent you from being yourself.

When the 14-year-old fan - whom Taylor had interacted with on Instagram in the past - complained of mistreatment by peers at her new high school, Taylor replied with a lengthy message of hope:

"I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears," Swift wrote on one of the fan's posts. But I know why you're crying because I've been in your place. This isn't a high school thing or an age thing...It doesn't end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement out of jealousy...or for no reason at all."

"You're going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinions of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who you are...If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more."

"Every time someone picks on me, I'll think of you in hopes that every time someone picks on you, you'll think of me...and now we have this thread that connects us."

Wow. Anyone else have something in their eye right now? That message may have been meant for a young girl entering high school but it contains some valuable lessons for anyone coping with haters. To paraphrase Taylor's latest hit, just shake 'em off:

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