When Taylor Swift’s fans have troubles, the singer doesn’t just tell them to “Shake It Off.” Instead, she posts heartwarming messages on their Instagram accounts like the quintessential American sweetheart she is!
She said that reading Hannah’s post made her “so sad” because she loves seeing the girl “being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn’t as hard and unfair as it actually is.”
Is your heart melting yet? We’re just getting started.
The star continues, opening up about her own experience being bullied:
“I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you’re crying because I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change.”
Swift then goes on to drop some brutal – but relevant – truths about people:
“People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all. It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me.”
And then proceeds to offer some applause-worthy advice:
“But the only way they win is if your tears turn to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.
“You’re going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinion of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I’m so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.”
Finally, Swift makes it personal:
“Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in the hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of me… and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight.”
And, because we’ve established that she’s one of the nicest human beings in any industry, she signs off like this:
“Forever on your side, Taylor.”
Way to be a kick-ass human being, Taylor. We’re forever on your side.