Whitney Hilton, a registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, got a huge surprise for her 30th birthday… a giant box of Taylor Swift merchandise and a handwritten note from Taylor!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor has been reaching out to fans on social media and gifting them $3,000 to help them get through their challenges.
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNewsLA) March 26, 2020
Hilton had just returned home from helping caregivers at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, an area suffering from the impact of COVID-19.
Hilton wrote in a blog post “New York has been hit HARD. The people need help, the nurses need help, the doctors need help, everyone needs help. This is crisis mode like I’ve never seen. This is an incredible experience, albeit the hardest thing I’ve ever done AND equally the most rewarding.”
I need to PUBLICLY THANK TAYLOR SWIFT @taylorswift & @taylornation13 @treepaine for sending me a box full of Merch & a PERSONALIZED LETTER from Taylor herself for my 30th birthday/for going to NYC 🗽to help as a nurse. This was quite literally the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. 😍 pic.twitter.com/FqGMsZGixs
— LOVE(r) Whitney (@TaNnEytWiT) May 3, 2020
The handwritten note from Taylor read: “I wanted to send you some presents and to let you know I am so grateful for you. I can’t thank you enough for risking your life to help people and for spreading the message loudly that people need to hear about taking this seriously. Also, I saw the photo of you from my show! Thank you for coming! I would love to give you a hug next time and thank you in person. With love and admiration, Taylor.”
Taylor should be an inspiration to us all to recognize our healthcare workers risking their lives for us.