Karen Belz
Updated Dec 27, 2016 @ 7:25 am
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Christmas isn’t totally about presents — it’s also about sharing love, and lending a hand to those in need. That’s probably why Taylor Swift surprised a veteran this year, with both a home visit and a performance. That lucky veteran is 96-year-old Cyrus Porter, who has attended a few Swift concerts in the past, and credits the singer for helping him connect better with his grandchildren.

Porter has seen Swift during two of her past tour dates — in St.Louis and Memphis. So, he’s not afraid to travel to see the pop singer. (But, it must be nice to have the pop singer arrive to his home, as well.)

The video of the surprise meet-up is a must-see. We love Swift, but — we’re loving Porter and his family even more.


Swift brought her guitar, and pretty much had a sing-a-long with the massive group to some of her most popular tunes.

Here she is singing “Shake It Off” — a song that we’re still jamming to weekly. false false

And, here’s a bunch of photos of Swift with the family, and Cyrus Porter himself.


Pretty darn cute, if you ask us.

We’re so happy that Taylor Swift gave the Porter family a Christmas to remember!