Taylor Swift has been in the news a lot recently for her own personal problems, but the "Red" singer decided it was a good time to get away and visit someone with more real world issues this week when she visited a young cancer patient in Nebraska.
Swift stopped by a hospital in Omaha, Neb., to visit 10-year-old Lauren Hacker early Saturday afternoon at Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
The ecstatic fifth grader, who suffers from acute myelocytic leukemia, got to meet Swift after the get-together was set up after Lauren's loved ones created a YouTube video message to Swift titled "Come See Lauren Please, Taylor!" in which the singer's hit song "You Belong With Me" was re-made into a musical message asking the singer to visit Lauren.
Watch the touching video message below:
"Taylor Swift stopped by Lauren's room at the hospital around 1 p.m. in the afternoon," Lauren's father wrote of the encounter on Lauren's Caring Bridge blog. "She spent about an hour chatting with Lauren...Lauren got in on the act and played a song on the electronic piano keyboard that she got for her birthday."
He also added that "Taylor shared stories from her childhood as she was getting her start as an entertainer...Just before she had to leave, Taylor got out a bag of goodies for Lauren and provided autographs on notebooks, photographs and guitar picks...It was a great afternoon for everyone and I'm sure Lauren will remember it for many years to come."
Taylor will kick of her "Red" Tour in Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, with stops made at 47 North American cities before closing the tour on September 21st in Nashville.
In other news, Swift has not taken too kindly to comedian Tina Fey's joke about her love life and recently opened up about the joke in an interview with Vanity Fair saying, "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
Fey told Entertainment Tonight that she was taken aback by Swift's words. "If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke."
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