Taylor Swift Visits Providence Children’s Hospital Patients and FamiliesBy: Kimberly Ripley - April 2, 2014
Taylor Swift spent five hours with patients and their families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She and her dad Scott Swift made what some are calling an impromptu visit completely unannounced–without any fanfare. There were no press releases preceding the visit and no entourage accompanying the popular country and pop singer.
Taylor owns a cottage in Rhode Island and was supposedly just in the area when she popped in for the visit. Just a week ago she did the same in New York City, spending several hours at the New York Hospital Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. While that was a scheduled visit, she was only supposed to stay for an hour, but stayed for five instead.
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital shared their excitement about Taylor Swifts’s visit on their Facebook page, along with some photos of the I Knew You Were Trouble singer.
“It was such a special day for a lot of our kids, and we are so thankful to Taylor and her dad for choosing to spend their time with us and put smiles on so many faces,” a hospital spokesperson said.
Taylor Swift is probably among the most made fun-of celebrities around. When she and One Direction’s Harry Styles split up she was poked fun of in the media and called an ‘ice queen virgin.’ Maybe other celebrities should look up to Taylor instead and learn a thing or two–about giving of oneself to those less fortune.
Can you even imagine how thrilled the sick children in this Providence hospital–and their families, too–must have been when Taylor Swift spent several hours making the rounds there? She even visited kids on the med-psych unit.
She’s definitely got the right idea about giving back–and very clearly has a huge heart, too.
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