This is a scary time, you guys. I was already quivering dangerously close to the edge of actually liking Taylor Swift, but the amazing love advice she gave one of her fans via Instagram may have just pushed me over. (HELP!)
It was already hard enough for a hater like me to keep my composure when I found out that Taylor made it a habit of personally responding to her fans on Instagram occasionally, but the comment that she left for this one particular fan is WAY TOO MUCH. I can’t maintain these levels of snark, you guys. My powers are useless in the face of a person who has so much genuine concern for a stranger.
There’s a guy Taylor, a guy who’s sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend. A guy who I met when I was seven and he was nine. A guy who this one time, when we were younger, said that I was ‘like’ his girlfriend because I was a girl and his friend. I wish. A guy who I have the biggest crush in the whole wide world on, and he’ll never like me back. (And he has a girlfriend who he adores and she’s pretty and has an amazing figure and is actually nice to me). A guy who will never like me back. @taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you. Hannah ❤️
AND TAYLOR RESPONDED. And not in a cheap like ‘hey gurl, thanks for being a fan’ way. In a wise, helpful, generous, deep-hearted way. (I’ll shut up and just show you what she said.)
Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way.
COME ON. What is this prickling sensation? Is that…my heart melting? Stop! Stop it right now, Taylor! Stop warming my heart by being a genuinely great person! I can’t be mad at that! You’re killing meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…
No but for real, this is awesome and amazing and beautiful and everyone involved gets props for days.