You're never too old to get down to "Shake It Off," and 96-year-old World War II veteran Cyrus Porter is proof of that. Earlier this month, Porter told a Missouri news station about his love for Taylor Swift's music. He said he had been to two of her concerts and thinks "she puts on a show like no other."
"Yeah, I just enjoy it, I'm getting old," he said. "I'm just enjoying everything."
Porter was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and told KFVS that he wants to see Swift perform again on her next tour. He didn't have to wait quite that long, though, because the singer surprised him with a private performance in his New Madrid home on Monday afternoon, surrounded by dozens of his relatives for the holidays.
Porter's family member Caroline Fowler told E! News about the visit, saying the veteran, who recently lost a daughter, was "grinning from ear to ear and even had tears in his eyes" when meeting the singer. "It meant so much for the family to see him so happy!" she added.
Porter's grandson shared a sweet selfie with the singer on Twitter and called the visit a "Christmas miracle." Other photos posted on social media depict Swift holding a baby and looking at Porter's framed newspaper clippings. She also left a signature red lipstick mark on his cheek.
Swift also performed "Shake It Off" on her guitar with the family gathered around her. At one point Porter stood up and danced along to the song. Check out her performance in the video below:
Swift has gone above and beyond for fans before, such as earlier this year when she performed at a couple's wedding. That's not to mention the donations she has made to causes such as Louisiana flood relief. So we can't say we're surprised that the star showed such generosity for a fan around the holidays, but it's still an absolute joy to witness it.
(H/T: ET Online)