Taylor Swift and her mom have donated $50,000 to a GoFundMe page set up for a struggling family...
The incredible act of generosity comes after a woman and her 5 daughters lost their father to COVID-19 in December.
Keep scrolling to see what she said...
Now, since her debut album back in 2006, Taylor Swift has captured the hearts of millions.
via: Getty ImagesHer self-titled album sold 39,000 copies in its first week... Not a bad job for an eighteen-year-old newbie writing her own cutesy material, right?
But her second album was the one that really catapulted her into stardom.
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With hits like "Love Story" and "White Horse," Taylor found herself at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
And, fast forward ten years, she has now achieved accolades that most artists only dream about.
via: Getty ImagesIt's safe to say that she has well and truly cemented herself in the industry.
With her latest album, she used her platform to speak out for the better.
In an unprecedented move last year, Taylor suddenly revealed the name, tracklist, and release date of the album all at once in a series of Instagram posts.
"Folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called 'the lakes.' Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork."
Now it's here, people are loving the acoustic folk record that Taylor wrote during quarantine...
Especially track thirteen, "Epiphany."
In the album's prologue, Taylor mentions that her grandfather's experience in the military was one of her reference points when thinking of themes and imagery for the album. But that's not all...
The lyrics are beautiful.
The song, which describes the experience of someone searching for an epiphany, opens with a scene from the battlefield, written from the experiences of her grandfather.
epiphany— sage 💙 (@ilsanivy) December 23, 2020
by taylor swift by jin pic.twitter.com/FIF7vcocRG
At the time, some people thought she was referencing the coronavirus pandemic, too.
The lyrics read: "Something med school did not cover/Someone's daughter, someone's mother/Holds your hand through plastic now/Doc, I think she's crashing out/And some things you just can't speak about."
just realized i've had epiphany by taylor swift on repeat for like an hour— ★ jacobi/slater ★ (@knuckleknifegun) March 16, 2021
People quickly took to Twitter to commend the singer for her moving song...
I want to thank @taylorswift13 for giving us “epiphany” tonight. It’a incredibly therapeutic for those of us dealing with COVID firsthand.— Joyridewheee (@Joyridewheee)1595570426.0
The repercussions of the pandemic seem to have affected Taylor a great deal...
And now the singer and her mom have done something amazing for one family struggling during the pandemic...
And people are in awe of the star's generosity...
The GoFundMe was set up by a friend of the family of Theodis Ray Quarles, who died on December 18th last year, after contracting COVID-19.
"Just as superstars and legends are seldom replaced, Theodis' transition will forever leave a void on the Quarles team," DeQuanda Smith wrote on the fundraising page.
"Alyssa, Anaya, Asia, Allie and Aryah will miss him at breakfast, at their class plays, proms, recitals, graduations, college entries...and ultimately their weddings."
Vickie Quarles, Theodis's wife, described him as "an outstanding man" who would "give his shirt off his back for you."
"I feel like a piece of my soul left with him," Vickie said.
On Tuesday, a donation of $50,000 was made, credited to Taylor and her mom.
DeQuanda Smith, who created the page on December 22nd, confirmed that the donation was, in fact, made by the singer.
The page's goal was originally set at $50,000, but has surpassed $62,000!
In a message posted to the GoFundMe page, Vickie Quarles expressed her gratitude to everyone who had donated.
She shouted out the Swift family specifically...
"I would like to especially say thank you to Andrea and Taylor Swift for your thoughtfulness and generosity from our homestate of Tennessee," Vickie said. "I appreciate the sweet personal note, it warmed my heart."
She went on:
"The road ahead will definitely not be the same without Theodis but with each day I am humbled and anchored in hope that I can continue to raise the girls to be as compassionate and caring as all of you."
What incredible generosity!
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