Taylor Swift sends $6000 to Ontario fan who couldn’t afford tuition

Carla Harmon
August 16, 2019

Taylor who got to know that her fan named Ayesha, was struggling to pay for her college tuition, Taylor took it upon her to help her. Ayesha is a student of the University of Waterloo, who recently took to her social media to talk about her financial struggles.

This isn't the first time the 'Me!' singer has helped a fan with their college tuition costs as in 2015, she handed over nearly $2,000 to a jobless supporter who was struggling to pay back her student loans.

A couple hours after putting up the PayPal, a notification came -- while Khurram was cooking a Swift cookie recipe no less -- with a deposit of $6,386.47 from "Taylor Nation, LLC", and a note that read "Ayesha, get your learn on girl". She explained that she was struggling to pay for college tuition due to her circumstances. "I don't have words, I don't have words, I can't stop crying", Ayesha wrote.

Khurram had posted that her parents work minimum wage jobs and her mom struggles from chronic kidney disease. "Taylor Swift took that stress from my parents, my world, and I have never seen them cry/laugh the way they are right now", she shared. "And then one of my friends was like 'Oh, can you link your PayPal, we want to help you out'".

The Mississauga resident has been connected to Swift on Tumblr since 2015, saying the superstar often likes her posts.

"It was insane. I could not believe it", Khurram said.

The diehard fan of the pop superstar has been connected with Swift online and met her backstage past year at her Toronto show.

T.Swift's new song "Lover" is set for release this Friday, Aug. 16, while her seventh studio album Lover drops on Aug. 23.

Khurram said she and her family moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2016 in search of a better life. She said she loves Swift and all that she stands for. Swift invited the superfan backstage at the Rogers Centre to meet her in person. "I don't have words", she wrote.

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