April 27, 2010
Taylor Swift Does Something Awesome
Don’t you love when big-time stars still do cool and spontaneous things?
This story reminds me of that guy Brian Herzlinger who filmed a documentary about his quest to get a date with Drew Barrymore…these two kids from Auburn University in Alabama started a website to try to get a hug from Taylor Swift, appropriately titled ahugfromtaylorswift.com.
They put up videos and pleas to Miss Swift, trying to get her to meet them and hug them. On the site, they put a quote from her: “I’ve always been a hugger…If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place.” What a clever way to persuade her to help them! They started the site in January…and in March, Taylor responded.
She posted challenges via video to these guys, trying to get them to earn these hugs from her. The first challenge was for them to help an old lady cross the street. Easy. Done. Then she posted a second challenge, asking them to incorporate the number 13 (which happens to be her lucky number) in their good deeds. Again, done.
So finally, she posted this video saying she loved their responses to her challenges, and said for challenge #3, why not have a little karaoke party where they sang some of her songs? Turns out, Swifty had her own plans…yesterday (April 26), at the karaoke party, she surprised the boys by showing up at the karaoke place and put on a little private show for them, and also gave them the promised hugs. What an adorable story, right?! Everyone involved must have had so much fun! I love that Taylor used her celebrity for such a cute idea. It made those guys very happy, too. And look at the shirt she made!! She posted the picture of herself on Twitter.
Take a look at the site!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am