By empirical estimations, Taylor Swift was named the most charitable celebrity of 2014.... and also of 2013.
That fact alone ought to say everything there is to say about the generosity of Taylor Swift.
But the following video says it even better.
It features footage of a young woman named Rebekah, who has made her affection for Swift well known on Tumblr and Twitter.
Swift recently replied to one of Rebekah’s posts with a heart-stamped envelope emoji, indicating that a package could be on the way.
It then arrived and it included the following:
- A handwritten note from Swift ("I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways," it read in part.).
- A picture Swift painted for Rebekah, along with a picture of her painting it.
- Oh, and also this: because Rebekah had posted online about not having a job, a check for $1,989 to help with her student loans.
Pretty incredible, huh?
In a video posted on New Year's Day, Swift also handed out a number of other gifts to fans around the country. She's truly an inspiration.
Wrote Rebekah to Taylor in response to these amazing items, most notably the big check:
“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."