Taylor Swift Reaches Out to Fan Who Lost Her Mother to Cancer

Taylor Swift


In April, Taylor Swift shared that her mother, Andrea Finlay, was diagnosed with cancer. The mother-daughter duo made the world cry a month later, when they appeared on the CMAs so Swift could pick up a Milestone Award. Through all this, they’ve been able to shine a light on victims suffering with the disease, and maybe provide some comfort to those with loved ones who have been diagnosed. One such example comes this week, when a fan reached out to Swift on Mother’s Day to tell her that she had recently lost her mom:

“I can’t spend this day with my mom because she’s in heaven,” the fan wrote on Tumblr. “Last January, my mom passed away and a piece of my heart left with her. My mom was my best friend, the one I laughed with, the one I cried with, and the one I loved with my whole heart.” She went on to tell Swift that her music helped her get through “the hardest thing in the world. Today’s going to be another hard day,” she continued. “But I know with you on my [side] I can get through anything.”

Swift responded: “You’ve lived through my worst fear. I’m so sorry you can’t spend today with her. It’s not fair, and there’s no reason why you should feel okay about it. No one should ever expect you to feel normal today. I admire and respect your ability to put forth such a sunny, sweet disposition when you’ve been through something so dark and tragic so recently. I never would’ve guessed by your attitude of your posts. I never would’ve known if you hadn’t told me. Sending you a huge hug today.”

(h/t People)