Jacob Hill needed a service dog, so his family did something very clever to help raise the $10,000 needed to get him one. Hill is affected with autism, so having a service animal would help him function with his daily routine. Little did Hill and his family realize they would get the attention of global superstar singer, Taylor Swift.
Little Jacob’s sister and cousin made a video and changed the lyrics to Swift’s smash hit, Blank Space. They hoped the video would raise the much-needed funds to purchase a service dog. When Swift saw the video, she immediately gave the family the $10,000.
Her generosity doesn’t stop there: Swift sent the little boy and his family tickets and backstage passes to see her in Houston, Texas.
Hill’s mom wrote on the Autism Speaks Facebook page, “She got down on her knees and looked him right in the eyes and said hello and that she was thankful HE came to her show even though she knew it was loud and there was so much going on. He grabbed her face and pulled her hair back and said ‘Hi Taylor!'”
What a beautiful story from a generous person. Way to go, Taylor!