A World War II veteran in Missouri received a Christmas surprise from singer Taylor Swift.
After hearing that 96-year-old World War II veteran Cyrus Porter uses her music to connect with his grandchildren, the singer decided to make a visit to family's home in Missouri on Monday (Dec. 26).
Cyrus Porter, 96, lives in New Madrid and is a huge fan of Swift. She even put on an acoustic performance for the family inside their home.
The veteran is now battling cancer and his goal is to fight the effects long enough to see Swift from the front row on her next tour. The seeds of this surprise apparently were sown in a local news story that talked about Porter's status as a Swift super-fan.
Mr Porter said he hoped to see Swift perform a final time - a request that clearly didn't go unnoticed by the pop sensation. "Thank you @taylorswift13", Robert Frye, Porter's grandson, wrote as a caption to a photo he shared on Twitter. "My grandpa was so excited!" he exclaimed.
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"My Popo was ecstatic!"
"Yeah, I just enjoy it, I'm getting old", said Porter.
Plenty of pictures, videos and tweets were posted online by family members - some of whom were crying tears of joy to see Swift in their home.
"I've been to two concerts", Porter said, according to Entertainment Weekly. As soon as she enters his living room, she's greeted by over 60 of his relatives who are crying and cheering with joy.