Taylor Swift can be an easy mark for criticism, from her mockable surprised face, to her still teen-centric sound. This week however she reminded us she can truly be very sweet when she asked eighteen-year-old Kevin MCGuire, who is suffering from Leukaemia, to be her date to the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards .
Even the way this invite was set in motion was adorable. Kevin didn’t ask Taylor out directly like the veterans who snagged dates with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis through Youtube videos; his sister asked Taylor to be his date to prom on his behalf through Facebook. It’s just like when you had your best friend drop hints about you and prom in front of your crush, you know, if your crush was a Grammy winning country star.
Taylor had a scheduling conflict with the teen’s big dance, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her from giving him an exciting night out. Continuing the communication through Facebook she wrote on her page, “I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the Acm Awards are coming up. Would you be my date?”
Prom can be an exciting right of passage, but I think attending the star studded Acm Awards is a giant upgrade.