The Wildest Dreams singer is currently Down Under as part of her 1989 World Tour, and during her stop in Sydney on Saturday (28Nov15), Taylor came face-to-face with 12-year-old Jorja Hope, who was diagnosed with a condition that causes progressive inner-ear hearing loss.
According to local newspaper the Maitland Mercury, Jorja’s first concern upon receiving the life-changing new was that she wouldn’t be able to hear Taylor sing.
Soon after, Jorja’s twin sister Choloe launched an online campaign called #HelpJorjaMeetTaylorSwiftSydney, and it caught the attention of DJs at Sydney radio station Nova 96.9, who helped set up a meet-and-greet with the star before they attended the concert.
After meeting her idol, Jorja told the Maitland Mercury, “She was very, very amazing and very pretty. I didn’t expect her to be as tall as she was… It was very, very fun, we danced all night.”
“Taylor Swift, she is my idol,” Jorja added. “She does get a lot of people who say she’s bad, but she keeps on going.”
This isn’t the first time that the 25-year-old has gone out of her way to help one of her adoring fans.
Back in January (15), she sent a cheque to a fan for $1989 to help pay towards her student loan fees, while in December last year (14), the thoughtful singer wrapped and delivered Christmas presents to a number of mega-fans. Taylor reportedly stalked their social media accounts to find out what each fan really wanted for ‘Swiftmas’ and sent along a personalised letter.