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Taylor Swift helps pay fan's student loans

Taylor Swift surprised Tumblr user Rebekah Bortniker with a $1,989 check to help pay off her student loans.

By Kate Stanton
Taylor Swift helps pay fan's student loans
Taylor Swift performs on the Good Morning America Show in Times Square in New York City on October 30, 2014. Swift's 1989 album continues to rack up monster sales, as industry forecasters now say the album could sell 1.2 million copies in its first week. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift is known for her interaction with fans, from including them in her music videos to inviting them to her home for listening parties.

In that vein, the 1989 singer surprised one Swift devotee, Tumblr user Rebekah Bortniker, with a $1,989 check to help pay off her student loans.

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On Monday, Bortniker posted a video of herself opening a care package from Swift, 25, which included, among other gifts, a handwritten card, a necklace and a $1989 check.

"Now you're $1989 closer to paying your student loans," Bortniker read in a note from Swift, before bursting into tears.

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