In an act of generosity, Taylor Swift has helped out a fan who was struggling with thousands of dollars in college tuition debt.
The singer sent an Ontario University student CAD6,386.47 which converts to over 7,000 AUD to help with her college tuition woes. Ayesha Khurram received the money two hours after she posted about her struggles on Tumblr. She shared the receipt of the transaction on Instagram last Monday where Swift shared a short but sweet note that wrote, “Ayesha, get your learn on girl. I love you! Taylor.” See the post below:
The CAD6,386.47 that Khurram received from Swift is enough to pay the rest of her tuition for this semester including her rent. The college student took to Tumblr to share how her parents could not afford her college tuition for the upcoming sem as both were working minimum wage jobs. On top of that, Khurram revealed that her mother is currently struggling with chronic renal disease making financial matters more difficult.
Khurram has previously met Swift backstage in one of her concerts. On her Instagram bio, she wrote: “Taylor Swift specifically requested my presence backstage and I will never shut up about it.” See the dedicated fan’s photo with Swift below (Khurram is seen between her fellow Swifties):
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[tn messaged me before the show b/c t herself invited me] walked into the room, she pulls me into a hug – “hey babe” – and i’m literally shaking. she was literally right there in front of my face. i said “please someone call an ambulance”. i was like im **** from tumblr and her jaw dropped to the floOR her eyes poPPed out of her head she was like “YOU ARE!!!! I KNEW IT I KNEW YOU LOOKED FAMILIAR!!!!!!!! you’re so FUNNY? you are SO FUNNY???? tumblr icons are so small but i kNEW it i knew u looked familiar i see ur posts aLL the time??” i was like “hey um i think u want me dead taylor im literally going to dIE in this room” WE WERE ON A FIRST NAME BASIS BROS! AND SHE THREw her head back and laughed so hard and i was like “did i just make taylor swift laugh” her team was laughing at me and i was like “are u sure u see my posts” and she’s like “oh my god yes i just told you that seven times” and i cried halfway thru the conversation she just stops and goes “i’m sure i invited you to preshow” i was like she knows me. SHE REMEMBERED INVITING ME. ppl kept telling her to hurry up and she looked them right in the eye and continued taking her time with us !! we literally spent 15 minutes in there for the picture she pulled me to her side like she wanted me closest but i knew my little sister really wanted the head lean so i stepped aside and stood in the middle and!! taylor!! recognised that!!! and made sure her hand was tightly gripping mine for the picture!! i cried. she also chose our pose because we told her that as 9, 7, and 3 year olds we used to hold hands to the “he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring” part in love story!!! and after the picture she was all “this is the cutest family picture ever” stop her and then as we were abt to walk out i dont know what came over me but i turned around and said hey can i give u a kiss and she goes on my moUTH? give it on my cheek and im like oh my god…. i meant cheek taylor edskljdfdjkfkdf she is so lame y’all and she like a little girl stepped forward like literally shaking her head from side to side in a dancelike motion letting all three of us give her a kiss on her cheek and then we walked out!!
Swift is known for reaching out to fans in need. The generous star has gifted her fans with presents during holidays and has also surprised other fans to help pay off their student loans.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.