Taylor Swift makes surprise visit to children’s hospital

Taylor Swift brought big smiles to the faces of sick children during a surprise visit to a children’s hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

The Grammy Award-winner has been travelling around the country with her new beau Tom Hiddleston, and spent Tuesday evening (12Jul16) surrounded by children at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

And according to photos posted to social media, the children were delighted to meet the Shake If Off singer. Local teen Kelly Wilson took to Twitter to share the first shot of Taylor online, and thanked the star for taking the time to visit her cousin Scotty.

“His parents have been praying for a miracle so she is the angel he needed to see!” she wrote. “Blessed beyond belief!”

The visit was coordinated by the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at supporting teenagers through their illnesses. Taylor’s visit wouldn’t have been complete without some selfies, with the hospital posting a snap of the star giving a big smile while posing with a patient named Sam on their official Facebook page.

“Thank you Taylor Swift for dropping by the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital this afternoon to give our patients and families a special surprise they’ll never forget,” the hospital captioned the happy photo. “They’ll never ‘shake off’ the memories you made tonight.”

While Taylor, 26, spent four hours at the private visit, her 35-year-old boyfriend headed off to work. The British actor is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok at a film set on the Gold Coast, for which he has reprised his role as Loki in the popular franchise.

The pair has been inseparable since they began dating last month (Jun16), and have wasted no time taking their romance international, jetting off to Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States before touching down in sunny Australia last Friday (08Jul16).