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Queen of PayPal: Taylor Swift Gives Coronavirus Cash to Fans in Crisis

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By Alyssa McCraw

As if Taylor Swift doesn't have enough on her plate (this week especially!), she's once again providing for the needs of her fans in a very tangible way. On Wednesday, a loyal Swiftie reported that Tay Tay had sent them $3,000 via PayPal so they could pay their rent amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Holly Turner, a New York-based music photographer and graphic designer, posted her financial fears on Tumblr - and to her surprise, it was Taylor Swift who swooped in to save the day.

GREENSBORO, NC - OCT 21: Taylor Swift performs at a concert for adoring fans at the Greensboro Coliseum on October 21, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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"I made a post on Tumblr about how I was scared I wouldn't be able to stay living in NYC because of what corona has done to the music industry," Turner wrote on March 25th. "[Taylor Swift] literally single-handedly saved my ability to stay here. I cannot even believe my eyes right now."

It seems gifty Swifty was on a roll, because several other lucky fans received matching monetary donations.

24-year-old Samantha got a piece of the generosity after Taylor DM'd her asking "the best way to send $3,000."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: Taylor Swift is seen with fans during The World Premiere of Cats, presented by Universal Pictures on December 16, 2019 in New York City.
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But the stimulus plan fan fun-ding doesn't end there!

"I'm negative HUNDREDS of dollars in my bank account right now and I won't be getting any paychecks for the foreseeable future," another fan expressed. "I have no idea how long I'll be out of work. I have to pay bills, rent for my apartment, and board my horse. I could lose my horse if his board goes unpaid for a month. I'm at stake to lose EVERYTHING right now."

Swift to the rescue, our resident glittery cash fairy once again solved a young adult's crisis. And then there were three!

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 07: Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift took the European leg of her blockbuster The RED Tour show to Berlin's, O2 World playing to a capacity crowd of more than 10,700 fans on February 7, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
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For Holly Turner, her initial elation was over the PayPal pop star following her on Tumblr.

"I was jumping around and screaming about that,” she told E! News on Wednesday. "And then I saw that the top post on Tumblr was about the fact that I was financially struggling and I thought, ‘There’s no way she’s following me because of that.’ Then I started losing my mind even more.” Holly also told the mag she wasn't going to be able to keep her apartment after next month if she was unable to pay the rent.

Philanthropy is Taylor's Pastime

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift takes a selfie with fans at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Last fall, 'Miss Americana' gave a Canadian college student over $6,000 to aid in her tuition payments. And prior to that, she openhandedly provided a homeless, pregnant woman with a packaced 1989 tour ticket + backstage meet-and-greet, baby supplies, and - ...are you ready for it? - a literal house.

The stories of Taylor's benevolence are bountiful, and we can attest to them as well - she might have snuck us a small wad of cash during our early music biz days in Nashville, but this isn't about us!

To everyone who opened up about your needs during this difficult situation - v proud of you, and congrats!

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