Taylor Swift’s newest album Folklore is the gift that keeps on giving. Shortly after the surprise announcement of her freshly released album Taylor planned another big surprise for independent record stores across the U.S.
The “Cardigan” singer packed up boxes of signed copies of Folklore and shipped them off to reach record stores far and wide.
Angie Roloff of Strictly Discs in Madison, Wisconsin, told Billboard, "yesterday, I got an email from our Universal rep that we were one of the stores that had been chosen to receive 30 autographed Taylor Swift CDs,” she continues, "we weren't permitted to talk about it until the CDs were in hand, and then we could post socially about it so folks could come and find us. And the other requirement was it has to be just local customers, not just shipping them to people outside of our immediate area. So today has been the day of Taylor Swift frenzy, which was actually quite fun.”
Roloff also revealed that all thirty CDs were gone just minutes after posting about the hot ticket item on social media.
Fans took to Twitter to share their new T-Swift prized possessions.
Additionally, with all the good deeds Tay has been involved with recently, the artist also announced that she will be giving $30k to an undergraduate student in need.
Vitoria Mario was accepted to the University of Warwick in England to study math, however, she was not deemed eligible for loans or grants. Mario started a crowdfunding page to reach her goal of $52,500.
On the page, Mario writes, "Though my story is not unique, my dream of becoming a mathematician is not only a chance at social mobility for my family and I, but to inspire people who have been in similar positions to aspire to be the best version of themselves and strive for their dreams despite gender/racial inequality, immigration issues, and financial barriers,"
When Taylor came across Vitoria’s story, Vitoria was short $30,700 from the goal. Swift stepped in and commented on the crowdfunding campaign, “Vitoria, I came across your story online and am so inspired by your drive and dedication to turning your dreams into reality. I want to gift you the rest of your goal amount. Good luck with everything you do! Love, Taylor."