Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old Veteran with Home Visit and Performance
Cyrus Porter had made headlines for being the oldest Taylor Swift fan — and on Monday, she showed up at his Christmas party for a special surprise
Taylor Swift is known for surprising fans with one-of-a-kind experiences — showing up at weddings, bridal showers, and even inviting them over for dance parties at her house. And on Monday, she continued the tradition — surprising a 96-year-old World War II veteran with a visit to his Missouri home.
Cyrus Porter had made headlines for being the oldest “Swifty” — telling KFVS-TV that he’s been to multiple Swift concerts, using his love for the 27-year-old singer to bring him closer to 20+ grandchildren.
“I’ve been to two concerts,” he said. “Memphis and St Louis. Look what she does… she puts on a show no one else puts on. I just enjoyed going to see ’em and her. I would as soon go see her right now as anybody!”
While he said he hoped he’s have a chance to see Swift again, she made it so that he wouldn’t have to worry about waiting around for her next tour.
“It’s a Christmas Miracle!” Frye captioned a selfie of the three of them. “Thank you @taylorswift13. My grandpa was so excited!!”
“When @taylorswift13 crashes your family Christmas…” wrote Dawg, on a selfie of the two of them.
Porter appeared to take Swift through some of his WWII memorabilia.
She later whipped out her guitar for an acoustic performances — as Porter and family watched.
Swift often spends the holidays surrounded by friends. This year, the pop star spent Thanksgiving on the beach with Lily Donaldson, Martha Hunt, Todrick Hall and more. It’s likely they were at Swift’s home in Rhode Island, the site of her epic Fourth of July squad party attended by Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and other A-list celebrities earlier this year.
“Christmas is all around us,” Anderson wrote, adding a Christmas tree emoji.