There’s a lot to be said when a superstar like Taylor Swift helps one of her fans to pay off debt. That’s exactly what happened to Rebekah Bortniker after she received enough money from Swift to pay off her student loans. The check was for $1,989.
Bortniker won Swift’s attention by uploading a video she created. The video stars the pop singer and her celebrity friends with the format of the introduction to the TV show Friends. To thank Bortniker, the singer sent a FedEx package to her door full of thoughtful presents. Bortniker received a long handwritten letter, a handpainted picture, Polaroids, a pillow, and a homemade necklace.
“Hi you, I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways,” the letter Swift wrote to Rebekah.
Taylor Swift sent the fan to pay off her student loans with another note revealing how beautiful and positive she was, so she wanted to make her something she would hopefully like.
Needless to say, Rebekah Bortniker had an emotional response. After opening all the gifts, she cried and continually thanked her for the check, according to the Huffington Post.
“Taylor, you are the most amazing person. I can’t believe you did this for me, I can’t believe this is my life right now. Thank you, I could say it a million times and it wouldn’t be enough. I love you.”
Taylor Swift’s fan who will have her student loans isn’t a random amount. It is the year Taylor was born, but 1989 is Swift’s fifth studio album that was released this year. 1989 was 2014’s best-selling album and ranked number 1 for the year by Billboard.
This wasn’t the first time that Taylor Swift has randomly sent gifts to fans that she found online. In December, an Arizona schoolteacher received a similar box after posting a video of herself lip-syncing to some of Swift’s songs. Another woman opened her door to find Swift herself there with a toy Mercedes for her fan’s child.
Taylor Swift is very generous to her fans, and she remains humble even though she’s one of the top entertainers in the world.