Swift to the rescue of bullied teen

Swift to the rescue of bullied teen

A bullied teen got the surprise of her life when Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift took to Instagram to post a lengthy comment to cheer her up.

The 24-year-old pop star also talked about her own experience being bullied, reported CBD Detroit.

She told the teen on Instagram: "I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you're crying because I've been in your place."

Swift is known for her personal and thoughtful interactions on social media with her fans.

She took to Instagram earlier this summer to cheer up a girl with an unrequited crush, and she also found time to visit a six-year-old leukemia patient in hospital, reported MTV news.

Bullied

In her latest posting, Swift sent the heartfelt message to the bullied teen named Hannah Rae Webster, who had tagged Swift in a photo and told the story of how she was being picked on.

Webster, 14, told US celebrity website Popdust that she was very sad over the weekend because a group of girls who used to be her friends decided that they didn't want to speak to her any more.

She said she has been a Swift fan since she was nine. Swift said that reading the story made her sad. She wrote: "This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing.

A life thing. It doesn't stop. It doesn't end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all."And much like the theme of her latest hit single "Shake It Off," Swift stressed to Webster that she should always be herself, reported ET Online.

She wrote: "You're going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinion of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I'm so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more."

Webster later said that she took Swift's words of encouragement to heart and that the singer's response means the world to her.

She told Popdust: "It means the absolute world to me and it has really changed my life because now I have tons of friends on Twitter and Instagram and I've made tons of friends in school since I started yesterday. "It really helped me through a hard time."

This article was published on Sept 9 in The New Paper.

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