Taylor Swift offered condolences to the family of a marine killed in action by sending flowers to his home and calling his parents.
The country singer reached out to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson after his best friend Cpl Josh Marreel posted a YouTube video asking Swift to think of Wilson, who was a huge fan of her music.
“This is a shout out to the one and only Taylor Swift,” Marreel said in the May 15 video. “I know you have no idea who I am, but this video isn’t about me. This is about my good buddy, Sergeant Wade D. Wilson, who was killed in action Friday, May 11, 2012 in Afghanistan. Anybody that knew Willy knew that he worshipped you. He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan.
“This guy was my best friend. I know a lot of people get on here and ask celebrities to go to dances with them … All I’m asking is for you to think about him.”
Texas television station KBTX reports Swift also plans to wear his dog tags in her next video to honor the life of the fallen marine.
The note that accompanied the flowers contained the message, “ Wade, thank you for loving my music. I won’t forget it. And I will never forget you. All my love, Taylor Swift.”
A family friend told KBTX “words cannot express what all of this has meant to our family in such a difficult time.”