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Police Department Wanted Taylor Swift to See a Video. When She Did, the Singer Knew She Had to Act

Swift knew she had to do something.

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It all started with a video.

A local police department produced a video about a 13-year-old Taylor Swift fan who was diagnosed with cancer late last year and, thus, unable to attend the singer's Philadelphia concert.

The video attracted local attention — in addition to Swift's, who invited Victoria Marsh, who also has Down syndrome, backstage over the weekend before performing at a stop on her "1989 World Tour."

Created by the Dover Police Department, the video explained that Marsh was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer after feeling pain in her ankle. The video was viewed more than 1.4 million times on Facebook.

Image source: Facebook

Doctors were not able to clear the 13-year-old to attend the concert and she had planned on sending her two sisters in her place. However, after the video attracted the pop singer's attention, Marsh was invited backstage at the singer's Philadelphia concert Saturday and doctors were able to give her an 8-hour pass to see her idol.

Pictures posted by the Dover Police Department on Facebook show Swift, Marsh and her sisters meeting Swift.

Image source: Facebook

"WE DID IT!" the post read. "Thanks to all of you who shared, commented, and gave us contact info...most of all THANK YOU Taylor Swift for making Victoria's ‪#‎swiftawish‬ come true backstage before tonight's concert. For those wondering, the doctors gave her an eight hour pass from her hospital room to make this happen! ‪#‎teamvictoria‬"

This is not the first time Swift has made news for good deeds. The mega-star has been known to call children with cancer, perform in hospitals and most recently donated $15,000 toward medical bills for a firefighter who saved his own family from a car wreck.

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