An American flight nurse says she was shocked and touched to receive a surprise gift box and a personal note from music star Taylor Swift thanking her for her work in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Britta Thomason, who runs the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Dublin, Georgia, gave an interview to a local newspaper about her work last month, in which she said she enjoyed listening to Swift’s music to relax. .
Weeks later, Thomason, a member of the Nursing Navigation Line for Global Medical Response teams sent to New York and New Jersey last year, received a phone message from the singer’s reps about a package delivered to him. A day later, a big box arrived.
“When I opened it I was so nervous. I was shaking just because it was so surreal, ”Thomason told Reuters. “I thought… there’s no way that’s what it is.” When I opened it, the letter was actually on it. I opened it and didn’t read the whole thing immediately. I just looked down … and saw his signature and was completely in shock.
Inside were merchandise, including T-shirts, candles, a blanket, a notebook, and a glass of champagne. Thomason said she was particularly moved by a handwritten note in which Swift thanked her “for serving on the front lines of this pandemic and for having the courage to put herself in danger to help others.”
“My favorite part of the letter is at the very end where she said, ‘I’ll think of you and be forever grateful, I love Taylor,’” Thomason said. “Just that she’d say something like that, that she’ll think of me, and that she’s grateful for something I’m doing.” It is really touching.
Thomason said his favorite item was the cover featuring a photo of Swift.
“I just kept wearing it all,” said Thomason, wearing one of Swift’s T-shirts.
When asked what she would say to Swift if she met her, Thomason replied, “I would say thank you for thinking of me and… all the healthcare workers out there, it’s basically to what she says thank you. ” – Reuters
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