Taylor Swift made sizable donations to help two mothers pay their rent and other bills following a Washington Post story on unemployed Americans facing eviction amid the pandemic, NBC News reports.
The pop star, whose favorite number is 13, donated $13,000 each to GoFundMe campaigns to two mothers interviewed in the newspaper, Nikki Cornwell and Shelbie Selewski, who were scheduled for eviction hearings in January. Swift left comments for both donations, noting that she heard about their stories in the article.
"I'm so sorry for everything you've had to go through this year and wanted to send you this gift, from one Nashville girl to another," Swift wrote with her donation to Cornwell.
Cornwell, a single mother, told the Washington Post that she was $4,000 behind on rent and feared her landlord would evict her after the holiday season. She told NBC News in a text message that she wanted Swift to know she was "very grateful" for the donation. "She just doesn't know how excited it made my kids," Cornwell said. "We love Taylor Swift!"
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