Two years after Taylor Swift donated $10,000 to a 5-year-old boy with autism for a therapy dog, the Grammy winner surprised his family front-row seats and backstage passes for her NRG Stadium show in Houston.
The young fan and his service dog, Reid, shared the special moment with his mother, Allison Hill and sister, Jordan Fox.
“Taylor Swift was so kind,” Allison said in a Facebook post by Autism Speaks.
“She said Reid was a big puffball and so cute. She was especially awesome with Jacob. She didn’t see my son’s disability she just saw him. She got down on her knees and looked him right in the eyes and said hello and that she was thankful HE came to her show even though she knew it was loud and there was so much going on.”
“He grabbed her face and pulled her hair back and said ‘Hi Taylor!’ which was something we were working on all week but didn’t know if he would be able to say it,” she wrote of the pair’s interaction.
“After the picture was taken, the flash scared him so he snuggled right up to her and her sweet smile says it all. My daughter, Jordan, was pumped to meet her. We feel so blessed! Taylor is such an amazing person for doing this for us…again! Jacob made it through almost the entire concert.”
The meeting was made possible after Swift discovered Jacob’s 12-year-old sister and cousin cover of her hit ‘Blank Space’ in 2016. Watch that below.
A month after her son received his service dog, Allison wrote the open letter entitled: “When Taylor Swift Gave My Son With Autism a Life-Changing Gift”. Read that here.