Taylor Swift performs during the 1989 World Tour at Nationwide Arena.
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Taylor Swift has always had a soft spot for Christmas and her fans. It’s become tradition for the pop singer to hand out gifts to her most devoted followers around the holidays, calling the occasion “ Swiftmas .” And this year, she decided to pay a surprise visit to one of her oldest fans—a 96-year old veteran named Cyrus Porter.
— Caroline Fowler (@carofowler14) December 26, 2016
According to E! News , Swift stopped by the World War II veteran’s family home the day after Christmas to make his wildest dreams come true. While most 96-year-old’s may not be able to tell Swift’s “Blank Space” from her “Never Ever Getting Back Together,” but Porter recently expressed his admiration for the singer in a local news interview. “I’ve been to two concerts. Memphis and St Louis,” he told KFVS news. “Look what she does…she puts on a show no one else puts on…I just liked the way she did stuff.”
That interview went viral and may have caught
Swift ’s attention, spurring her post-Christmas trip to Porter’s home in New Madrid, Mo. The singer showed up at a family Christmas party for a visit and a performance of her hit “Shake It Off.”
The visit was a hit, according to Porter’s family. “My Popo was ecstatic! He was grinning from ear to ear and even had tears in his eyes,” family member Caroline Fowler told E! News . It’s another Swiftmas present for the record books.