One of Taylor Swift’s favorite pastimes, aside from writing hit singles and selling out stadiums all over the world, is surprising her fans.
If you didn’t already know, Taylor l-o-v-e-s her fans! She always goes the extra mile for her fans and takes pride in developing personal connections with Swifties.
In addition to surprising them with singles and albums, the popstar has hosted private listening sessions for them, invited them over to her house for pizza, and has been apart of many of their biggest milestones.
“I want to come up with as many ways that we can spend time together and bond because it keeps me normal,” Taylor told Barbara Walters in 2014.
In celebration of Taylor turning the monumental 3-0, we’re looking back at some of the best ways she's surprised her die-hard fans.
Let’s hope someone returns the favor for her birthday.
When She Made an Appearance at the 'Me' Mural in Nashville
Before dropping her most recent album, Lover, Taylor surprised fans with an appearance in front of a butterfly mural in Nashville, which was commissioned by her team and included hints about her single, “Me.” She spent time meeting fans and taking plenty of selfies!
When She Crashed a Fan's Wedding
Taylor surprised long-time Swiftie Max Singer, who recently lost his mother, and his wife at their wedding. She performed a stripped-down version of “Blank Space" as the guests danced.
When She Declared It Was 'Swiftmas'
In 2014, Taylor channeled her inner Santa Claus in what became dubbed as "Swiftmas." First, she posted little Santa emojis on Swiftie’s social accounts and then sent personalized holiday gifts to each of them. She even hand delivered a few of the gifts.
When She Surprised Fans in Chicago During the 'Reputation' Tour
During the “Reputation” tour stop in Chicago, Taylor’s team invited the biggest Swifties to a secret location thinking they were going to record some messages for the singer. Instead, Taylor popped out to “hug them and stuff.”
When She Helped a Fan Celebrate an Engagement
In early 2019, Taylor conspired with a fan to surprise his fiancee during their engagement party. She played “King of My Heart” from her album, Reputation, because the song had a special meaning to the couple.
When She Paid Off a Fan’s Student Debt
After finding out that one of her fans was struggling to pay off her college tuition and rent, Taylor sent her almost $5k with the message, “Ayesha, get your learn on girl. I love you, Taylor.” And this wasn’t the first time. In 2015, Taylor gave a fan $1,989 towads her student loan debt, a nod to her album, “1989.”
When She Attended a Fan's Bridal Shower
When Taylor realized she couldn’t make it to the wedding of a longtime fan, she decided to surprise Geena at her bridal shower instead. "I've never been to a bridal shower, so we are going to fly to Ohio today," she said in the video. And like the perfect guest, Taylor even brought gifts!