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Taylor Swift visits fan with cancer during holiday season

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Christmas came early for Delaney Clements. The 13-year-old, who has been battling cancer for five years, got a visit from Taylor Swift on Saturday. 

Delaney gained a large social media following after her diagnosis in 2010, and the hashtag #DelaneyMeetTaylor caught the singer’s attention. Upon meeting the young fan, Swift posed for photos with Delaney and her family. 

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“Literally speechless right now!!!!!,” Delaney wrote on Instagram. “My new best friend (as I call her now) made a special stop from going home to Tennessee and surprised me and gave me the best present/hug ever!! Thank you!! I love you!! Happy holidays!!” In turn, Swift wished Delaney a “Merry Christmas.”

See photos of the visit below, additional snapshots courtesy of Delaney’s mom Wendy. 


Merry Christmas Baby @delaneyy.bugg ☃

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In other news, Swift announced Sunday that her concert film, The 1989 World Tour LIVE, is now available exclusively on Apple Music.