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"Rebekah, now you're $1989 closer to paying off those student loans," Swift wrote. 1989, of course, isn't just Swift's birth year -- it's the name of her latest album and world tour. (Photo via @OnAirWithRyan) "Rebekah, now you're $1989 closer to paying off those student loans," Swift wrote. 1989, of course, isn't just Swift's birth year -- it's the name of her latest album and world tour. (Photo via @OnAirWithRyan)
The giant box, labeled "SwiftEx" instead of "FedEx," contained so many meticulously wrapped gifts that it took Bortniker several minutes to open them all. (Photo via @noitsbeks) The giant box, labeled "SwiftEx" instead of "FedEx," contained so many meticulously wrapped gifts that it took Bortniker several minutes to open them all. (Photo via @noitsbeks)
Taylor Swift has a history of stalking -- er, "Tay-lurking" -- fans on social media, figuring out their likes, dislikes and what's going on in their lives. And she loves to shower super loyal ones with some enormous gifts. (Photo via @noitsbeks) Taylor Swift has a history of stalking -- er, "Tay-lurking" -- fans on social media, figuring out their likes, dislikes and what's going on in their lives. And she loves to shower super loyal ones with some enormous gifts. (Photo via @noitsbeks)
"Hi you. I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways," the singer wrote on a card. (Photo via @noitsbeks) "Hi you. I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways," the singer wrote on a card. (Photo via @noitsbeks)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV/CNN) -

For a pop star with millions of frenzied fans, Taylor Swift does a pretty good job keeping tabs on them.

She has a history of stalking, "Tay-lurking" -- fans on social media, figuring out their likes, dislikes and what's going on in their lives. And she loves to shower super loyal ones with some enormous gifts.

But the package that an Overland Park woman received may be one of the most complicated presents yet.

The giant box, with the FedEx marked out to say SwiftEx, contained so many meticulously wrapped gifts that it took Rebekah Bortniker several minutes to open them all. And then she became overwhelmed.

"Oh my God, I can't even," Bortniker cried. "Oh my God, I love you. Thank you so much."

She never imagined the giant box would come from her favorite celebrity.

"Hi you. I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways," the singer wrote on a card to "Beks."

"I'm not a good painter but I think you're so beautiful and positive, even though you're dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to make you something."

Yep, the Grammy winner sent a custom-made floral painting to her fan. She even sent a Polaroid of herself doing so as proof.

Then there was a necklace from the pop star. "Was mine, now yours," Swift explained.

Finally, a gift to help ease Bortniker's student loan debt.

"Rebekah, now you're $1,989 closer to paying off those student loans," Swift wrote. 1989, of course, isn't just Swift's birth year -- it's the name of her latest album and world tour. Both Swift and Bortniker were born in 1989.

By this point, Bortniker could barely speak from all the emotion.

"I don't even know what to say," she managed to say.

Fortunately she has time to think of a response before September -- when she'll be at two of Swift's concerts. The singer even told her she looked forward to seeing her on tour, and gave her a virtual hug.

On Wednesday, Bortniker spoke to KCTV5's Nathan Vickers about the unexpected turn of event that had media landing on her front doorstep.

"I was absolutely blown away. It's still really hard for me to wrap my head around it," said Bortniker, who graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising from Johnson County Community College. "It's one of the most generous things anyone could have done for me. It's just amazing."

Bortniker drew Swift's attention because she started following the singer on social media. She made a video of clips of the pop star set to the theme song for Friends.

"She liked a bunch of my posts and apparently she saw that one," she said.

And she will never forget Swift's kindness and her generous heart.

"I just love her message and how she's so positive. She's someone I think anyone could relate to," she said.

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