The pop singer reached out to two struggling mothers this holiday season to help them out.
We may not all like her music but Taylor Swift has proven that empathy is never lost during the holidays. 2020 has been hard on all of us, both physically and mentally, and the pop princess is doing her bit to help those in need. According to Billboard, the singer donated $13,000 to two mothers trying to make rent and pay the bills during the holidays.
31-year-old Swift was moved by a Washington Post article about Americans who are struggling to make ends meet, and many who are behind on rent due to the government's lack of stimulus agreement amid the COVID-19 crisis. Nikki Cornwell, a mother from Nashville, shared that she was $5,000 behind on rent, adding that she wasn't sure her kids would be able to celebrate Christmas this year.
Christmas came early for two mothers when Taylor Swift personally sent them each $13,000. https://t.co/rdEhJvmTf8— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 9, 2020
I was supposed to start a job in May but I tested positive for covid and my family. I was really ill from covid I didn't think I would pull through, it was horrible, she shared via GoFundMe. In the comments section, Taylor Swift wrote: Nikki, I read about you in the Washington Post and thought it was really brave of you to share your story. I'm so sorry for everything you've had to go through this year and wanted to send you this gift, from one Nashville girl to another. Love, Taylor. The amount Taylor Swift's donated is very on-brand because it's no secret how the number 13 is lucky for her, even though everyone else believes it's unlucky.
Shelbie Selewski from Michigan is the other recipient of Swift's generous donation. She shared via GoFundMe that things have been hard for them as well. I lost my job in the spring and have had to stay home with my young daughter who was born with a collapsed lung right before Covid (Dec) and was hospitalized for two months after at Children's. I have tirelessly tried to find employment along with my Fiancé but with Vada (daughter) being compromised and my 7-year-old in Virtual School it has proven incredibly difficult. We have sold everything we could possibly sell and with that have always paid our bills as much as possible but it feels like every day something else comes up.
Yet again, Swift left a comment for Shelbie. It read: Shelbie, I'm sending you this gift after reading about you in the Washington Post. No one should have to feel the kind of stress that's been put on you. I hope you and your beautiful family have a great holiday season. Love, Taylor.
Nikki and Shelbi are just two of the thousands who are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season, but thanks to people like Taylor Swift who use their status for the right reasons, some of them can sleep better at night. Also, this is not the first time that Taylor Swift has stepped up to help people in need, and we're pretty sure she'd do this again.