A little girl chose 'Bad Blood' as her cancer fight song, so Taylor Swift decided to help out.

She's got a blank check, baby.

Let's just go ahead and admit it: Taylor Swift rocks.

Yep, we see you, Tay Tay. Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images for TAS.


Studying her career can make you feel really unaccomplished. She's exceedingly talented, was one of the youngest songwriters ever to sign with a major record label, and is one of the most powerful women in entertainment. All before the age of 26.

And one of the things her fans love most about her is the way she continues to wield her influence, power, and wealth for good.

During one of her acts of good-deed-doing, Swift made a monumental difference in the life of a young fan with leukemia.

On July 5 of last year, the family of an 11-year-old girl named Naomi Oakes posted a short video to YouTube. In it, they told the story of their daughter, a huge fan of Swift's, who was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.

World's biggest T-Sweezy fan. Photo from Brandon Adams/GoFundMe.

Cancer is a bummer at any age, but for Naomi, it wasn't the cancer that had her down. It was the fact that her treatment meant she'd have to miss Taylor's concert in Phoenix.

Naomi, who might have a future as a lyricist herself, even picked Taylor's song, "Bad Blood," as her official cancer fight song. As in, you know, let's get rid of the bad cancer-causing blood.

Naomi and her family were hoping for a response from Taylor. But let's be honest, the odds were stacked against them.

Taylor Swift has over 60 million Twitter followers, plus more than 36 million on Instagram. It was pretty unlikely that Taylor would ever see Naomi's video.

But Taylor did see it.

And she responded.

And Naomi's reaction was just, like...

GIF via Brandon C Adams/YouTube.

Taylor clicked over to Naomi's GoFundMe page and pledged a whopping $50,000 to help with the costs of her treatment.

#TeamNaomi #NuketheLeuk 💛
A photo posted by @_team.naomioakes_ on

Naomi was pretty pumped to get a response from her idol.

The Oakes family set up the page to cover the extraordinary financial burden of Naomi's six- to nine-month treatment regimen. Their initial goal was to raise $30,000.

Along with her donation, Taylor left this message:

"To the beautiful and brave Naomi. I'm sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts. Let's focus on getting you feeling better. I'm sending the biggest hugs to you and your family."

Swift has been on a roll.

First, she laid the smackdown on Apple after they decided not to pay musicians during the launch of the new Apple Music platform. Then, she somehow found time to give some clutch fashion advice, and the ultimate prom icebreaker, to a young male fan on Tumblr.

And she's doing what she can to help a fan in need only a few months after her own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

It's awesome to see someone with gobs of fame and money who hasn't lost sight of what really matters.

Check out the heartwarming video below of Naomi when she first reads Taylor's message. It'll make you feel even better than listening to "22" on repeat.

More
BXGD / Flickr and Cody Bondarchuk / Twitter

Sometimes the smallest gesture can turn your entire day around. You find a $5 bill in the pockets of your jeans. There's no traffic on the way home from work. Or by some divine intervention, you get 11 chicken McNuggets in your 10-piece box.

Of course, if you've ever had such a blessing, you know your first thought is, "Must be some sort of mistake."

But do you return the extra McNugget? Nope. You don't even feel an ounce of guilt for it. You dunk it in barbecue sauce and relish it like a gift from the gods.

A former McDonald's employee in Edmonton, Canada let the world know that sometimes an extra McNugget is not a mistake and he's become a viral hero.

Keep Reading Show less
Heroes
terimakasih0/Pixabay

When Iowa Valley Junior-Senior High School principal Janet Behrens observed her students in the cafeteria, she was dismayed to see that they spent more time looking down at their phones than they did looking at and interacting with each other. So last year, she implemented a new policy that's having a big impact.

Keep Reading Show less
popular

They say that kids say the darnedest things, and seriously, they do. Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time with young children knows that sometimes the things they say can blow your mind.

Since teachers spend more time around little kids than anyone else, they are particularly privy to their profound and hilarious thoughts. That's why NYC kindergarten teacher Alyssa Cowit started collecting kid quotes from teachers around the country and sharing them on her Instagram account, Live from Snack Time, as well as her websiteand other social media channels.

Keep Reading Show less
popular
The Guardian / YouTube

Earlier this month, a beluga whale caught the world's attention by playing fetch with a rugby ball thrown by South African researchers off the waters of Norway.

The adorable video has been watched over 20 million times, promoting people across the globe to wonder how the whale became so comfortable around humans.

It's believed that the whale, known as Hvaldimir, was at some point, trained by the Russian military and was either released or escaped.

Keep Reading Show less
popular