Taylor Swift just helped out a fan in a major way! When a University of Waterloo student named Ayesha revealed that she was having issues paying for her tuition via Tumblr, Taylor caught wind of the post and decided to offer some financial assistance. According to Ayesha’s Instagram, Taylor sent $6,386.47 CAD (that’s about $4,800 USD!) her way after just “two hours later.” As expected, the generous gift made Ayesha emotional.
Ayesha captioned an image of the email showing the gift from “Taylor Nation, LLC,” “I posted about struggling with paying for tuition. two hours later, i get this in my email. i have no words and i can’t stop crying. i don’t have words i don’t have words i don’t have words i can’t stop crying.”
“Ayesha, get your learn on girl. I love you! Taylor,” Taylor messaged Ayesha along with the donation.
Ayesha and Taylor have had communication since last year, as Ayesha attended the singer’s Reputation Stadium Tour. Ayesha revealed to E! News, "I didn't think she'd see that [post about her tuition and rent]. It's really her, it's not like someone else looking at these posts. When I first met her, I said to her, 'Are you SURE you see my posts?' And she said, 'Oh my God, I just told you that seven times, I love your blog.' And I can tell she was being totally genuine about it, it's her, it's really her.”
Ayesha decided to open up about her financial struggles on Tumblr and even added her PayPal information just in case her followers wanted to help out. Well, one of those followers just happened to be Taylor, who came through, allowing Ayesha to cover her semester and rent!