Taylor Swift and The Michigan Mom
It is Tay Day! She dropped her new album, "Midnights," at ...well... midnight. If we are keeping things 100, Taylor Swift is a generational talent. She is the definition of a superstar, and she did it in a very "home grown" manner. She has certainly had a few controversial moments. The infamous, "Butt Grab," lawsuit, the public fight with Scooter Braun for her music, her many relationship dramas, and of course the Kanye West feud. Through all of that, she has always been a class act. She is one of the best when it comes to her fans.
Back in 2020, a lot of people were struggling. The pandemic hit people hard. Jobs were lost, lifestyles were drastically changed, and some had a very hard time. A Metro-Detroit mom named Shelbie was one such person. This mom of 4 was a couple of grand behind on her rent, so she started a GoFundMe in the hopes of making ends meet. You can check out her story here.
Taylor, without asking, decided to help. She donated $13,000 to the page and left Shelbie this message: “Shelbie, I’m sending you this gift after reading about you in the Washington Post. No one should have to feel the kind of stress that’s been put on you. I hope you and your beautiful family have a great holiday season. Love, Taylor.”
Class act. She didn't have to do it. She didn't do it for the recognition. She just did it to help. So while we play some new songs and celebrate Tay Day, for Shelbie, Tay Day came back in December of 2020.