Taylor Swift Is Literally *Too* Generous, Breaks the Internet with Latest Donation


Taylor Swift
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We're just going to say it: Taylor Swift is a superhero. Aside from celebrating and supporting women (opens in new tab)stopping bullies in their tracks (opens in new tab)campaigning for musicians' rights (opens in new tab), and showing us all the power of female friendship (opens in new tab), she's also generous AF. And that generosity has sparked a major change in one of the biggest online donation platforms.

After hearing about a girl who had to miss her concert due to a cancer diagnosis, Swift donated $50,000 to her with a sweet message (opens in new tab). The problem? She had to do it in four separate instalments, as GoFundMe has a cap of $15,000 per donation. Until now.

"Taylor Swift's donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform," GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon announced in a blog post (opens in new tab) on the company's site. "What Ms. Swift has done for Naomi and others can inspire the next generation of giving."

Taylor Swift, may we all aspire to your level of badassery.

Samantha Leal
Senior Editor

Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.