Today in Taylor Swift doing things: Taylor Swift finally met Dylan, the 7-year-old who appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and won the love of the internet by doing the greatest, sassiest dance to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'.
After performing on Ellen (with zero practice, FYI), the natural thing was, of course, to be limo-ed along to meet Taylor Swift, where hugs would ensue and adorable Instagram photos would be taken. But this is T-Swizzle we're talking about. She doesn't just meet the fans.
First, you must earn her love by offering up a magical or viral tribute to Taylor's greatness. Then you must spread your name via chat shows and social media. Bonus points if you are a cat, model, or small child. Then, and only then, if Taylor decides to smile upon you, you will be welcomed into her warm embrace. Literally, because she seems like a hugger.
So, of course, Taylor didn't just meet Dylan. She danced with him. And it was glorious.
He is probably being brought into the folds of Taylor's gang as we speak, going through all the required initiation rituals of building up a steady Instagram following, baking a perfectly chewy batch of cookies, and earning the trust of Olivia and Meredith. Expect selfies with Karlie Kloss within the next few weeks.
The moment made Ellen DeGeneres very happy.
And Dylan's mum.
Oh, and here's a reminder of Dylan's stupendous dancing skills, because why WOULDN'T you want to watch that again?
Words: Ellen Scott