Taylor Swift sent a sweet message to a 7-year-old fan on Wednesday after watching a video of him playing a piano medley of her songs.
Jacob Velazquez, who lives in Florida, was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old. A gifted pianist, he listens to Swifts albums daily and watches her videos constantly, his mother, Lisa Velazquez, wrote in a guest post on the Autism Speaks website.
“He dreams (literally has dreams) of meeting her every night,” Lisa wrote. “I have explained to him that she has millions of fans who would all love to meet her.”
Autism Speaks posted the video of Jacob playing a medley from Swift’s latest album, 1989, and shared it on their social media pages. Swift retweeted their post on Wednesday then followed up with a tweet directly to Jacob’s account, @Jacob’sPiano, to invite him to one of her shows.
@JacobsPiano I HAVE to give you a hug for that beautiful piano medley you did! Please come to a show on my tour and say hi to me? My treat.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 19, 2015
Jacob responded with excitement and Autism Speaks shared their gratitude via Twitter:
— Jacob Velazquez (@JacobsPiano) August 20, 2015
Swift is performing in Miami in October on her 1989 World Tour.