Taylor Swift hugs her extra brave fan, Grace Markel.
Despite the fact that Taylor Swift was wrapping the last night of her star-studded karaoke slumber party — er, we mean “Red” Tour’s North American leg last Saturday night, the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer somehow found a way to give back! Cue: the tragic-but-with-a-happy-ending story of Grace Markel, a 7-year-old Swifty who, while on the way to see her idol in concert in August, was tragically hit and severely injured by a moped.
Check out more adorable photos of Taylor Swift and super fan Grace Markel after the jump.
While Grace was too injured to make it to Taylor’s show in Columbia, Mo., this past August, her AH-MAY-ZING parents snagged tickets to Taylor’s show in Nashville on Sept. 21. Naturally, when doll-faced Tay-Tay heard that Grace was in the house, she invited her backstage for some one-on-one hug and hang time.
We would’ve been all “#neverletgo.”
Word on the street is that Taylor even signed Grace’s sleeve (presumably making her insta-popular at school!), but not before Ed Sheeran’s BFF in clownitude asked Grace to “sing extra loud” in the audience because “she had a cold.” If we were Grace in this situation, we definitely would’ve responded with “So, what’s your number? Lets’ be IRL BFFs, OK? COOL.” Then again, #BOUNDARIES.
So, what’s the moral of the story? Taylor Swift is equal parts gorgeous and sweet, which makes life just a liiiiiittle bit more unfair right now than it was when you woke up this morning.
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