Taylor Swift Surprises Young Fan Who Wrote a Touching Letter to Her Mailman

Luna Dawson

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It's been a crazy time and we could all use a little feel-good story. Including popstar Taylor Swift, who was moved by a young fan's sweet gesture.

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Emerson Weber, an 11-year-old from Sioux Falls, Dakota decided to show her local mailman some appreciation for all his hard work. During an interview on Good Morning America, the fifth-grader said: "I love being able to decorate the envelopes.

It really shows my creative spirit. Writing letters, you can share so much about your self, it's like being there in person, and, I love receiving them, because you know that someone took the time in their day to write back to you." 


In her letter to Emerson's mailman, she thanked him for "taking my letters and delivering them. You are very important to me. I make people happy with my letters, but you do too." Emerson's proud father Hugh Weber, wrote about how proud he was of his daughter on Twitter. After a few minutes, the story went viral and reached the likes of people from all over the world. Including, the infamous Taylor Swift.


To thank Emerson for her sweet gesture, the singer sent her two packages. One with a handwritten letter and one with a box of Taylor Swift merch. Although the family chose to keep some of the details of the letter private, they did share that Taylor said she was blown away by Emerson's "Innate sense of empathy, a curiosity about the feelings of strangers, and the drive to try to brighten someone's day."'

Swift also gave over some life advice. She told Emerson to "make sure to find time to create & daydream," and most importantly, "no one expects you to be perfect… you've already set a really cool example and I'm proud of you. :)"