Say what you will about Taylor Swift, but it’s hard not to respect her unfailing generosity.
The 28-year-old singer has built a reputation for giving back, not only to friends and family but also to her legion of die-hard fans. She’s taken the time to visit hospital patients, has contributed to student loan repayments, and has even helped a homeless fan purchase a house. And now, the “Look What You Made Me Do” artist is receiving praise for showing love to a grieving city.
Swift recently donated hundreds of concert tickets to law enforcement and emergency personnel in Norfork County, Massachusetts. According to The Patriot Ledger, Swift’s gift was made about two weeks after Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna was fatally shot while investigating a car crash. Resident Vera Adams, 77, was also killed in the shooting.
“My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity,” Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund said about the singer’s donation. “There were enough to send every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.”
The tickets were for Swift’s Reputation Tour stop at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Hedlund said officers and firefighters in nearby cities were also given tickets to Thursday night’s show.
“The gesture was absolutely generous, significant and appreciated,” he said.