Social Media Miracles

Taylor Swift Doubles Down on Her Burgeoning Career As an Instagram Therapist

Way to leverage your social media presence for good, Tay.
Relatable! (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Relatable! (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Aspirational everywoman Taylor Swift has alighted from her ivory pedestal to interact with her Hollister-clad fangirls once again.

Ms. Swift first made headlines by giving love advice to a lovelorn teen named Hannah last week. Hannah posted a selfie and appended a soliloquy about the guy who broke her heart. “A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast,” Hannah explained (the Daily Mail has screengrabs). “A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend.”

Ms. Swift then made this teen’s life by breaking celebrity Instagram’s fourth wall and commenting with some advice. First, she commented the teen on her baby blues — “you have the prettiest, wildest, most child like eyes” — then gave some solid advice about overcoming unrequited love.

Appropriately, the teen then turned her Instagram to private and turned it into a digital shrine to Ms. Swift’s comment:

Like you wouldn't do the same thing. (Screengrab via Instagram)

Like you wouldn’t do the same thing. (Screengrab via Instagram)

Now, everybody’s chic-est big sister has struck again, the Daily Mail reports. She left a super long comment on the Instagram account of a girl named Caitlyn:

“Hey Caitlyn. You are absolutely beautiful. Your pictures are so intriguing and I love your style. You seem so incredibly unique. In the words of one of my favorite Paramore songs, I hate to see your heart break. Honestly I wish it had never happened to you and I wish you could speed up time and all of a sudden see this pain in retrospect. [...]

You and I both know there’s got to be some greater storyline for you than ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad forever.’ I think a nice one would be ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad for a while but in her heartbreak she found freedom, friends, and the ability to look back and laugh at all she’d learned. She now lives her life on her own terms and still has fantastic hair.’ I love you. Hang in there.”

The Daily Mail reports that Caitlyn then wrote, “Taylor Swift just commented on my Instagram when I needed her most and I’m going through heartbreak and I’m crying.”

Once you get over the puberty PTSD flashbacks, it’s really nice that Ms. Swift is trying to make her fans feel better. When you’re a teen, getting dumped is basically an emotional apocalypse. If there’s one thing the youths care about more than making out (or sexting, this is 2014), it’s celebrities. Kudos to T. Swift for using her Instagram to make people feel better instead of just inducing FOMO.

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