Taylor Swift Met A Teen Fan Who Credits 'Shake It Off' For Helping Him Learn To Walk


This Mother's Day, Jane Marie Hogan got the greatest gift a mom could ever ask for when she witnessed her son meet his idol, the person who truly inspires him. During a recent stop on Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour, that's exactly what happened.


Luke Hogan Laurenson, a 13-year-old who was born with dystonic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, got to hang out with Swift's parents during the show (along with his sister, Julia) and meet the singer-songwriter afterward, fulfilling a dream that is very personal to him as the song "Shake It Off" has been a source of inspiration.

See, Luke's story had previously taken social media by storm, with a video of the teen dancing to the 1989 jam going viral. Doctors had told his mom that he would likely never walk, but thanks to the uplift the song gave him, he was able to do that — and more. By January 2017, he was able to dance all by himself.

"Luke's dream has come true!!!!!!!" Hogan wrote on Facebook with a photo of the meeting that was made possible by Dream Factory of Oregon, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children like Luke.

In the post, Hogan goes into the details about what happened when Luke met Swift, which took place in Santa Clara, California. Apparently Swift told Luke, "My Mom says I will love you," and there were many hugs exchanged. Hogan used many words to describe Swift, such as "enthusiastic, sweet, and precious." The pop star even had the sensitivity to ask Luke "is it OK if I put my arm around you" for the photo and to kneel down to his level while speaking with him, Hogan also noted.

"What a profound gift this will be for both my children as they move forward in their lives," Hogan added. "They now know deep in their bones that #DreamsComeTrue."

Those who follow Swift's career will know that the 10-time Grammy winner uses her platform to create change and always puts her fans first, whether that means politely trolling them online, supporting them when they have major life moments, or visiting those who aren't able to make it to a concert

"Love is the most powerful force on the planet," Hogan concluded. "I am so grateful my children chose to idolize someone who emanates this."

(H/T: The Oregonian)

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