• Thu, Jul 24 - 3:14 pm ET

Taylor Swift Gave A Fan Excellent Advice On Instagram; It’s Getting Harder To Dislike Her

Taylor Swift looking around curly haired GIFThis 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.

The stranger in question is @sherbetswift, an Instagram user who uploaded a selfie and  tagged Taylor in a caption where she asked for advice about a guy she likes and feels like she can’t have:

Sherbetswift selfie uploaded to Instagram

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.

(Image: taylorswift.com)

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  • https://twitter.com/perfctlyflawd1 JenH1986

    Nope. Still don’t like her. But it was an awesome response to that kid.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Fair enough!

    • Bee

      +1

  • Kate

    We can hold hands as we tumble over the cliff into the sea of Taylor Swift love. I bet she has cookies waiting!!!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      And jam!!!!!!!!!

  • Cassandra Hough

    I mean, oh my God. I think I teared up (I must be PMSing BUT STILL)

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I know, I’m so ashamed of myself.

  • FemelleChevalier

    I like Taylor’s response, but I also like the other girl’s sentiments. She likes a person, and not that “hot guy”. I dunno, I think it’s admirable for her age. Any person will be lucky to be with her.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Agreed!

  • Alyssa

    I just… Can’t get over how pretentious she always sound when she talks. That first line and then adding (composes herself), why must she try so hard? It was very nice of her to answer this girl though, and she gave her good advice, so kudos for that.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Golf claps.

  • Janelle

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    I think Taylor’s the real deal and it’s obvious by what she said that she is super sensitive and feels everything on a deep level and that’s where her “relationship” songs come from (funny how no one ever criticized Alanis Morrissette for doing the same thing). I’m just glad that Taylor has enough money and security to deal with stalkers because any stalking expert will tell you if you’re a celebrity to never become involved personally with your fans. If they become too attached and think you have a personal relationship, trouble ensues.

  • cam

    Everyone forgets Taylor won the PA state Poetry contest at 10 years old and went on to place Top ten Nationally. Of course she has way with words that sound so poetic.
    The Girl is Real!

  • Bambi

    If her new album has any stuff that sounds as mature and lovely as this advice, then OHMYGOD!!!

    • cam

      I guess you didn’t listen to her last Album “Red” . All too Well, State of Grace, The Last Time, Come here.. Be here, Girl At Home, I almost Do sound pretty adult to me.

  • Courtney

    I’ve been hating on her so hard recently (because 95% of what she does just annoys me to no end), but that response deserves a lot of respect! Oh God… I might be starting to thaw towards her now…

  • Johnstone

    A celebrity who ISN’T an attention-whore or a dick? LOVE her, she’s adorable.

    • AnnH

      Well, she can be both kind and an attention-whore, if you think about it XD They’re not mutually exclusive.

  • AnnH

    The “hate” for Taylor Swift is as artificially constructed as the “your new BFF” theme (Jennifer Lawrence goes through the same cycle). But you have to admire someone who takes the time to regularly make it about her fans, knowing that they’re mostly a young audience who will benefit wildly from kind praise, self-esteem and the occasional advice. Amy Poehler does that too on her amazing Youtube channel. I love how these celebrities try to give back in a way that feels real.

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