Taylor Swift is keeping her promise to focus on “what really matters right now” by surprising fans struggling with money because of the coronavirus shutdown—with money.
Instead of responding to Kim Kardashian’s latest jabs about the leaked “Famous” call, Swift is reaching out to her fans in their time of need. At least two Swifties, Samantha Jacobson and Holly Turner, found themselves with an extra $3,000 in their bank accounts, courtesy of their idol, to help them with coronavirus-related fiscal concerns.
Jacobson, a cocktail server at Disney World who is out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been a big fan of the star since 2006. “I wish so badly that I could donate to the link Taylor provided [in her Instagram story] but because of COVID-19 my job, my only source of income, is closed for a minimum of 30 days,” she wrote on a Tumblr post on Tuesday, March 24. “I have no job, no income, no way to pay my bills rn. If anyone happens to be able to donate and has it in their hearts to do so, anything really really helps with bills right now.”
Even though she hadn’t even tagged the superstar, Swift reached out to her directly on Twitter. “I saw your tweet about being stressed about bills piling up and I want to help,” Swift said in the DM. “What’s the best way I can gift you $3,000?”
Sure enough, on Wednesday, March 25, the money was added to Jacobson’s account from Taylor Nation, LLC. “Love you buddy, sending you a hug 🤗 Taylor,” the accompanying note said.
Turner, another Tumblr user who is struggling as a photographer in the music industry due to the pandemic, tweeted a similar bank notification from Swift on March 25. “I made a post on Tumblr about how I was scared I wouldn’t be able to stay living in NYC because of what corona has done to the music industry,” she tweeted. “@taylorswift13 literally single-handedly saved my ability to stay here. I cannot even believe my eyes right now.”
Keep a close eye on your DMs, Taylor Swift fans.
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