When the provincial government announced severe cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program earlier this year, Ayesha Khurram was at a loss of how to pay her tuition and rent for the upcoming semester.
The 20-year-old has been belting out T-Swift songs for nearly a decade and saying she's a fan is almost an understatement.
"She requested them to, and I met her", she said, "It was unbelievable". Swift invited the superfan backstage at the Rogers Centre to meet her in person.
Ayesha Khurram, who describes herself as a massive Swifty and for many years, shared a screenshot of the PayPal screen which showed her on the receiving end of $4,829.45, which is around $6,386.47 in Canadian Dollars.
Ayesha, who is in her second year at school, explains that her tuition increased, leaving her struggling to pay the fees.
When she posted about her struggles online, one of her friends suggested creating a PayPal account in the event people wanted to help her out and donate money.
The accompanying message read: "Ayesha, get your learn on girl".
"My parents actually cried when I told them the Taylor news because they couldn't believe it", she said.
"It's incredible, I mean it's the reason we moved here, education and a better lifestyle, and for Taylor to contribute to that in the best way possible, I have no words", says Khurram.
Shortly after, the star-struck fan took to Instagram to share her reaction to Swift's generous donation.
Khurram said she and her family moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2016 in search of a better life. She said she loves Swift and all that she stands for. "I have no words".
Now, she isn't sure if they'll be meeting again, but Khurram does say if they did, she'd tell her she is "forever indebted to her".
Thanks to Swift, Khurram said she will be starting her second year in the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo this fall.