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Taylor Swift Helps Fan Pay Off Student Loan With $1,989 Cheque (VIDEO)

01/14/2015 04:31 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 12:59 EST

Taylor Swift has been sending her fans care packages for some time now, but this latest Swiftmas gift really takes the cake. That is, if you mean "cake" in the hip-hop slang sense, which is money.

Rebekah Bortnicker received a package,

" target="_hplink">hand-delivered by Swift's bodyguard, which included a watercolour Taylor made, a Polaroid and one of her own necklaces.

But the biggest gift was a small purse containing a cheque and a note that read, "Now you're $1,989 closer to paying off those student loans," a concern Bortnicker had recently expressed on her Tumblr. (The amount was a hat-tip to Swift's album, "1989," which was 2014's best-seller.)

"I have to start paying my student loans back in March and I still don’t have a job. I'm freaking out. I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s like we’re never getting out of this hole," she wrote on January 6.

Swift also included a longer note that read:

Rebekah,

Hi you. I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways. I love the video you made of me and my friends and your text posts always crack me up or make me think. I got out my paints for the first time in a while today and made you something. I really really really hope you like it. I'm not a good painter but I think you're so beautiful and positive, even though you're dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to make you something. See you on tour, buddy. Sending you a hug.

Naturally, Bortnicker documented the experience on social media.


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