Taylor Swift sends $1,989 cheque to fan

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Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has sent a surprise gift to one of her fans — a cheque of $1,989 for her to pay off her student loans.

Rebekah Bortniker took to social networking platforms Monday evening to share some photographs and a video of her opening a gift box of personalised presents from her idol. The gesture made her burst into tears, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The gift was sent by Swift after Rebekah created a video collage featuring the singer and her friends with the theme song of “Friends”.

In the video, posted on video-sharing site YouTube, Rebekah first read Taylor’s handwritten card.

“Hi you. I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways. I love the video you made of me and my friends, and your text posts always crack me up or make me think,” the 25-year-old pop star wrote.

She added: “I got out my paints for the first time in a while today and made you something I really really really really hope you like it. I’m not a good painter but I think you’re so beautiful and positive, even though you’re dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to make you something.”

After that Rebekah showed off a polaroid photo of Taylor making a painting for her, a necklace with the tag “was mine, now yours” and a cheque of $1,989.

She couldn’t hold back her tears after reading a message accompanying the cheque, which read, “Rebekah now you’re $1,989 closer to paying off those student loans.”

The last present Taylor gave to Rebekah was a hand-painted art piece of her name which read, “BEKS.”

Later, Rebekah expressed her gratefulness to Swift by writing a thanks note on various social media platforms.

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