Taylor Swift offered assistance to a fan who was struggling in wake of the coronavirus crisis by sending her $3,000. A young woman from New York City named Holly Turner will now get to stay in her apartment and remain on top of her bills, thanks to Swift’s generous help, according to E! News.
Turner, a freelance music photographer, found herself in a predicament when the coronavirus pandemic hit and calls for social distancing kept people in their homes. She was not getting the business she needed and did not know if she would be able to continue living in New York City.
Turner did not ask for financial assistance of any kind but rather wrote a post on Tumblr in which she discussed the the current impact on the nation’s economy and, particularly, on the music industry. The post caught Swift’s eye and the singer followed Turner on the platform.
“I saw that she had just started following me on Tumblr, so I was jumping around and screaming about that, and then I saw that the top post on Tumblr was about the fact that I was financially struggling and I thought, ‘There’s no way she’s following me because of that.’ Then I started losing my mind even more,” Turner recalled.
Because she was not able to work, Turner feared that she would be unable to pay rent after May. Swift sent her the funds to help her get back on her feet and allow her to continue living out her dream.
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“I have been working my entire life to be able to live in New York City and I thought that was going to be taken, and she saved that for me. So, I am just so, so, so grateful,” Turner said.
New York is currently under a stay-at-home order, but Turner intends to get back to work as soon those restrictions are lifted. Her ultimate dream is to one day photograph Swift herself. She emphasized that she had always looked up to Swift for many reasons, but particularly for her resilience. The pop star’s generosity is now making it possible for Tuner to be resilient, even in a time of fear and challenges.
Swift has been taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously and has encouraged her fans to do the same. As The Inquisitr previously reported, she has urged others to stay home and practice social distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of germs.