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Taylor Swift just paid off a fan's student loan

15th January 2015

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Taylor Swift has just sealed her reputation as one of the nicest celebs EVER by wiping a fan’s student loan.

According to People magazine, Taylor sent Rebekah Bortnicker a cheque for $1,989 after seeing a video that the student had made - starring Swift, plus various celeb friends set to the intro to Friends – online.

Rebekah shared the news on Tumblr on Monday, and revealed that as well as the cheque the FedEx package also included a handwritten letter, as well as Polaroids, a watercolour painted by Taylor herself and various other gifts.

Aww, Swifty!

In the letter, according to The Huffington Post, Taylor wrote "Rebekah, now you're $1989 closer to paying off those student loans."

(1989, of course, is a reference to the singer’s latest album – released in October 2014 – which is currently spending a ninth week at number one on the US’s Billboard chart.)

Taylor is well known for sending her fans gifts so this (fairly generous) gesture of post-festive goodwill isn’t actually that out of character.

Rebekah also posted images of the package on twitter, where it was retweeted nearly 200 times:

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