Taylor Swift made a little girl’s heart glad this week!
The singer learned that 4-year-old Jalene Salinas was desperate to dance with her to “Shake It Off,” through a hashtag on Twitter, #ShakeItOffJalene over the weekend. According to Us Weekly, little Jalene has an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer, and had a dream to dance with Taylor to the singer’s hit song.
As #ShakeItOffJalene continued to trend, Taylor reached out to Jalene for a 20 minute conversation on FaceTime. Jalene was in pain, and didn’t talk much but she was excited to see her favorite singer. “I’m so sorry you’re having a bad night, I’m so happy to talk to you though and I’m so happy you like ‘Shake it Off,” Taylor said. “You look beautiful tonight, you really do. You’re just as pretty as your pictures.”
Jalene’s mom, Jennifer Arriagas, told KENS5 News Jalene’s face lit up when she saw the singer on the phone. “We can check everything off and as her mom it just, it means the world to me that she got to do and see [everything] and everything is checked off now,” Jennifer said of her daughter’s bucket list. “It means so much to me that [she] reached out to us.”
Watch the adorable video below!
This was so awesome for Taylor to do! Just a short 20 minute conversation meant the world to this little girl. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jalene and her family at this difficult time.