A student enrolled at Ontario university who was facing some troubles to pay her college tuition fee received 6, 386 Canadian dollars from pop singer Taylor Swift so that she can continue her education.
Ayesha Khurram attended a concert of Taylor Swift in Toronto last year and despite getting a chance to meet her, she never brought up the issue there.
Taylor Swift only came to know about Ayesha and her family’s struggle when she read an online appeal in which the family and girl asked for help.
“When I posted, I wasn’t thinking about any such thing to happen. I just expressed how difficult it’s getting for me to pay the fee,” Khurram told media.
“One of my friends online was like, ‘You should drop your PayPal so we can help you out,’ and I was like, ‘That’s not a bad idea, I should totally do that.’ And then I did. And the next thing I know, I literally have no more problems anymore.”
Ayesha received a notification about an online money transfer by the Taylor Nation, LLC which showed a total of $6,386.47 had been sent to her with a note from Swift saying, “Ayesha, get you learn on, girl! I love you, Taylor!”
Said Ayesha, “It’s more than what I asked for. She is just so generous. I literally cried myself to sleep last night. This is the kind of thing you don’t expect. You don’t even dream about it. In no corner of your brain are you thinking, ‘Taylor Swift is going to send me money and help me out.’”
“It feels like this huge burden has been lifted off me. I literally feel so happy. I’m going to go out. I’m going to eat a burger. I’m going to watch a movie. I’m just going to celebrate, like fully. I can’t believe this has happened to me.
“She is literally my favourite person on the planet,” Khurram added.