The internet lost its collective hive mind on Friday when fans noticed Taylor Swift had deleted every single post from her Instagram account. Her website has gone completely dark, as well. So, what does this all mean? Fans are speculating that #TS6isComing. For those who don't know the meaning of that significant hashtag: #TS6 has become the internet's moniker for Taylor's long awaited sixth studio album. Now with the singer-songwriter's social media blackout, fans believe they're about to get surprised with new music.
This wouldn't be the first time Taylor surprised her fans in a massive way. The 27-year-old performer loves treating her fans to some delightfully unexpected surprises, so it wouldn't be too crazy to assume she's about to do it again. While we can't know for sure whether or not #TS6 really is coming, we can look back fondly on all the times Taylor has surprised her fans before.
1) She Visited Her Oldest Fan at His Home
Taylor went all the way to New Madrid, Missouri the day after Christmas to surprise one of her most endearing fans: 96-year-old Cyrus Porter. Not only is Cyrus a die-hard Taylor Swift fan, he's also a World War II veteran. Taylor saw an interview he gave to a local news station where he opened up about being a Swiftie and decided to visit him at his home. She even performed for Cyrus, as well as 60 members of his family.
2) Taylor Bought a Fan Lunch for her Birthday
While walking in Central Park, Taylor happened to encounter one of her biggest fans on her birthday. Instead of just sending her fan off with a selfie and quick greeting, Taylor made sure to make her fan feel special on her birthday. She reached into her wallet and pulled out $90 to cover the fan's lunch at Chiptole. As Huffington Post reports, that much money covers about 12 burritos at Chipotle. Not a bad birthday present.
3) She Hosted Secret Listening Parties Before 1989 Was Released
Before releasing 1989 three years ago, Taylor invited some of her fans into her home to hear the body of work before anybody else. This shows how much the 27-year-old artist truly values her fans, as well as their opinions about her music. She's able to make them feel special and that their relationship really does go both ways.
4) Taylor Brings Her Musical Talents to Their Weddings
According to People, Taylor surprised long-time Swiftie Max Singer by showing up at his wedding to perform a stripped back version of 'Blank Space.' After hearing about how Singer tragically lost his mother, Swift performed to help make his special day even more magical. That's some pretty serious dedication to her fans.
5) She Gives Them Great Break Up Advice
A heartbroken Taylor Swift fan opened up about her break up on Tumblr, writing "Taylor Swift, I hope you see this." Well, Kasey got her wish. Taylor actually responded to Kasey's post about her devastating break up and gave a really thoughtful response.
“Oh my God, I know,” Taylor wrote back. “It’s so devastating to come to terms with speaking of someone in past tense when you used to see them as your present and your future. But think about what he said. It will take a while for you to get those words out of your head. Heartbreak is awful enough,” she continued. “The fact that you have to endure this kind of emotional abuse is so wrong. I know it’s hard, but I think it’s time to utilize the ‘block’ feature on your phone. This is just damaging. Do you have to see him around? So don’t give him the chance to say more damaging things. There is nothing wrong with avoiding people who hurt you. You fell in love, no games. Now you’re saying goodbye with no games. Protect yourself, please. I’m so sorry this happened.”
Oh, and she made her a killer break up play list because Taylor Swift is the QUEEN of surprising her fans.