Lakeville Girl, Hannah Webster Gets A Message From Taylor Swift [AUDIO]
Taylor Swift has always been one to go above and beyond for her fans. She's managed to impress me once again with what she has done for one particular fan.
UPDATE: We spoke to Hannah this morning on the FUN Morning Show, click here to listen.
A fan of hers reached out to her on Instagram recently, confiding in Taylor about what was happening to her at school. She was being bullied.
Taylor's response couldn't have been more beautiful, perfect, uplifting and positive. She's a wonderful role model for young girls and really just people everywhere. My favorite thing about Taylor is that she truly does things out of the goodness of her own heart. Her acts of kindness are inspiring and are certainly something we can all learn from.
This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. A life thing. It doesn't stop. It doesn't end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all.
The young girl Hannah, who reached out to Taylor, had this to say:
"Taylor, why are people at school so mean? Why do they always try to bring me down? I'm sitting here crying while I write this. I don't know what to do anymore. No matter what I do, it's never good enough. There's always something that I do wrong. I get made fun of for having big dreams or what I wear or things that I like. I just want to know why they do it Taylor. Why do they do this to me? Why do they torture me and hate me so much? I'm starting high school wednesday and I was actually pretty excited but now whenever I think about it I feel sick. I just want to feel wanted for once. I wanna feel like I belong. I just want feel better than I do right now. Taylor please help me I need it desperately. I need a hug. I love you lots. Love, Hannah"
Here's a piece of what Taylor said to Hannah in response:
"Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn't as harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you're crying because I've been in your place. This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. A life thing. It doesn't stop. It doesn't end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all."
I can relate to both Hannah and Taylor here...being someone who was bullied as a kid, and not knowing why or how to deal with it. Taylor explains it in a way that both kids and adults alike can understand. She has inspired me and taught me why bullying happens and how I can help others to understand and cope with it. Taylor, you've helped in more ways than you could ever know. Thank you.
You can find the entire exchange, and read the rest of Taylor's beautiful message, here.