Taylor Swift has some die hard fans… and the pop artist is working to prove that she’s their biggest fan, too.
After hearing about one particular fan struggling with student loan debt, Swift wrote her a check for $1,989 to put toward her education.
Watch the video of her fan opening the gift below.
Taylor has become known for stalking her fans through social media in order to gather personal information about them. She proved she wasn’t shy about it after creating the #Taylurking hashtag.
After harvesting data on her fans, Swift typically leaves endearing comments on their social media profiles and sends them “Swiftmas” presents.
Swift’s latest gift recipient was fan Rebekah. ‘Beks’ as she is affectionately known, wrote on Tumblr about her struggles to pay off student loans.
Naturally, Swift saw the opportunity and seized it.
Rebekah’s mom recorded her daughter as she opened the large box of gifts from Taylor. Overcome with emotion, Beks opens each individually wrapped gift in bubble wrap, nearly hyperventilating along the way.
But the biggest gift came in the smallest package: a purse envelope, with a tag attached to it.
Stammering, Rebekah read the tag aloud: “Rebekah, now you’re $1,989 closer to paying those student loans.” Taylor Swift’s latest album was titled 1989, after the year she was born.
Rebekah could only peek inside the envelope before gasping, covering her mouth, and bursting into sobs of joy.
By now, Beks could barely form coherent sentences, before her mom took over to thank Swift herself.
“Taylor, I know you can’t see me, but I can see Rebekah and I wanted to thank you so much,” said Rebekah’s mother, offscreen. “She just thinks the world of you. She thinks you’re a very special person.”
Other gifts from Swift included a necklace, personalized painting, a Polaroid of Swift painting, and a card with a handwritten message from Swift, thanking Rebekah for cheering her on in a video she had previously made.
“Your text posts always crack me up or make me think. I got out my paints for for the first time in a while today and made you something,” Swift wrote inside the card. “I’m not a good painter but I think you’re so beautiful and positive, even through you’re dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to make you something. See you on tour, buddy!”
Rebekah, who admitted she was too overwhelmed to thank Swift in the way she wanted, took to Tumblr to express her gratitude:
“I couldn’t even form words when I opened everything, luckily my mom took a minute to thank Taylor for me,” Rebekah wrote on her Tumblr. “Taylor, thank you, thank you, thank you. I know I’ve said it and I’ll probably say it a million more times because this means more to me than you could imagine, I love you!”