Taylor Swift Did The Most Amazing Thing For A Boy With Autism
Taylor Swift is well-known for her altruism. She's paid fans' student loan debts in the past, and she's spent holidays with some of her most dedicated Swifties.
Most recently, Taylor donated $10,000 to a child in need.
About a month ago, Allison Duhon Hill started a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a service dog for her 5-year-old son, Jacob.
Jacob, who has autism, was recently accepted into Autism Service Dogs of America's service dog program, which would pair him with a therapy dog trained to cater to his specific needs. Jacob's nana, Susan Garcia, explains,
Jacob's service dog will protect him from running off and will be able to relieve his anxiety by applying deep pressure upon command. An added blessing is the companionship that the dog will provide Jacob, who struggles to make connections with other people.
With the entire two-year training process costing $13,500, Jacob's family turned to the Internet for help. Two of the boy's cousins even recorded a cover of Taylor Swift's “Blank Space,” with lyrics changed to request donations for Jacob's cause.
Naturally, Swift got wind of the silly video, which led her to Jacob's GoFundMe page. In true Taylor fashion, she didn't hesitate to help out, donating a whopping $10,000 with her mother, Andrea.
The charitable duo wrote,
Jacob, we hope you love your new dog! Please tell your cousins that they did a great job on the song! Love, Taylor and Andrea.
Thanks to the Swifts' incredibly generous donation, the Hill family surpassed their goal.