As previously/sadly reported, Taylor Swift's mom has been diagnosed with cancer.
Therefore, the artist can unfortunately relate to a Tumblr follower named Kaileen who reached out to her yesterday.
“Today is Mother’s Day, a day most people spend with their mothers thanking them for everything they do. But, for me, I can’t spend this day with my mom because she’s in heaven," Kaileen wrote online.
She went on to inform Swift that her mom was her “best friend, the one I laughed with [and] cried with and the one I loved with my whole heart.”
In a moving message, Kaileen proceeded to thank Taylor:
"For a while, I felt empty. But as you’ve done many times before, you filled that hole.
"You took me out of my sad place and made me happy. And because of you, I got through something that was the hardest thing in the world for me. Today’s going to be another hard day, but I know with you on my side I can get through anything."
Wow. Pretty incredible, huh?
Swift's connection with her fans has been well-documented, most recently noted when two young supporters folded 1,989 paper cranes in honor of Taylor's ailing mother.
So, naturally, Swift took the time to reply to Kaileen.
Here is what she wrote:
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.
Sending you a huge hug today. Gonna go get iced coffee and cheers to you.