World War II vets often have tales of meeting Hollywood stars doing USO tours. Well, Clyde Porter has one that is a lot more recent.
According to a report by the BBC, Porter got something many vets wished they got from Ingrid Bergman (among others), 71 years after the end of World War II.
This visit was from none other than music superstar and sometime actress Taylor Swift!
Taking selfies, holding babies, hugging grandpas and leaving lipstick marks. Taylor Swift does it all. Awsome day for my Popo!! pic.twitter.com/SaNwRK4DoL
— robert frye (@bert_frye) December 27, 2016
Porter’s been a fan of Ms. Swift – one of her oldest – as a way to get closer with his grandchildren. He told a local TV station that he’d taken two of his granddaughters to some of her concerts.
Well, word got back to the superstar, and she decided to surprise Mr. Porter, who saw action in the European Theater of Operations.
— Caroline Fowler (@carofowler14) December 26, 2016
And what a surprise it was! She dropped by the 96-year-old vet’s home, spending hours with the family, and giving them a private performance of her hit “Shake it Off.” Porter, who is fighting cancer, has expressed his goal is to catch a concert on Ms. Swift’s next tour.
— robert frye (@bert_frye) December 26, 2016
Bravo Zulu, Taylor Swift! Here’s the video for the song she sang: