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Taylor Swift gave one fan the best holiday present ever by showing up at his door. According to E! News, the singer jetted off to New Madrid, Mo., on Monday (Dec. 26, 2016) to surprise 96-year-old Cyrus Porter with an at-home performance for his family.
“My Popo was ecstatic! He was grinning from ear to ear and even had tears in his eyes,” family member Caroline Fowler told the publication. “The first thing he said to her was ‘How did you get here?’ He loved every moment. He told her how he was proud of his family, his country and Taylor Swift!”
— Landon (@Landon_Poore) December 26, 2016
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Looking cute and casual in an Everlane sweater and dark bottoms, Swift performed “Shake It Off” for close to 60 of Porter’s relatives before staying to mingle with guests.
“It was the best day ever and our family is thankful for this!” Fowler said. “It meant so much for the family to see him so happy!”
Though it’s unclear exactly who arranged the meet-and-greet, Porter, a WWII veteran, said he was touched by the gesture. Having had driven to Memphis and St. Louis to see Swift in concert, he was happy to experience a live performance right in his own home.
“Look what she does, she puts on a show no one else puts on,” he said in a local interview with KFVS news. “I just liked the way the way she did stuff.”
“Yeah, I just enjoy it, I’m getting old,” he added. “I’m just enjoying everything.”