The philanthropic and humane side of singer Taylor Swift

Famous people have often than not had a reputation of being proud, stingy and distant. They are thought of as gods who have this veil before them that keeps common folk out of touch. Contrary to this notion, there are some celebrities who actually have a heart for the ordinary people. They have no problem giving something of theirs, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be money, to others, expecting absolutely nothing in return. There are quite a number, but I choose to focus on Taylor Swift who by far has proven that celebrities are also human, touched by others’ suffering and can easily relate to the day-to-day challenges of others. Who is Taylor Swift and what exactly is she about?

Taylor Alison Swift, better known as Taylor Swift, was born on December 13, 1989 and is a contemporary singer and songwriter famed for her music that gets its inspiration from events in her personal life. Her albums have won countless awards such as Grammies, and most of the songs in them have been the soundtrack of leading films and series. She has also discovered that she has an acting talent when she ventured into the filming industry and took on roles that have propelled her even higher in her career. Her first acting performance was that of a rebellious teenager in a 2009 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Her next role was that of a silly girlfriend of a high school guy in a romantic comedy film. Yet with all these accomplishments and recognition, she still has some time to reach out to those who desperately need help. Here are a few instances where her heart of gold was brought to light:

1. When her godson Leo Thames was diagnosed with a heart complication, she went out of her way to personally visit and encourage his mother who is her friend, actress Jaime King. In addition to that, she donated a huge sum of money in Leo’s name to the team at Cedars-Sinai, the hospital where Leo was admitted, as a thank you gift to them aimed at supporting them to further their good work.

2. When a father’s post on Facebook of his daughter Meghan’s longing to see her spread across the social media platforms, Taylor just couldn’t say no. She took it upon herself to Facetime with the young woman for an hour and a half. Though it isn’t known what they talked about, Meghan wrote a thank you letter to her in honor of her humane deed.

3. Taylor has no problem parting with money, so long as it is for a good cause. She donated $ 100,000 to Dolly Parton’s telethon fund, dubbed Smokey Mountain Rise: A Benefit for My People, whose aim was to support those who were affected by the raging fires that plagued Smoky Mountain recently.

4. She surprised a 96-year-old fan of hers, Cyrus Porter, who is a World War II veteran by visiting his Missouri home on one Christmas day. The man was so excited when she went a step further and gave an acoustic performance in his living-room.

Taylor Swift is indeed a remarkable woman for her kind, selfless works. She is the perfect definition of the term “celebrity.”