Liberty High School disabled student in Bakersfield asks Taylor Swift to graduation
Studentt requests Swift to walk him up stage
Last Updated: 202 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Matthew Gaines has cerebral palsy, but that has not stopped him from graduating next week, and it's not stopping him from making a very special request.
The California boy is a huge Taylor Swift fan.
"I was talking to him about graduation and asked him what he would want more than anything, and he said 'I'd love Taylor Swift to walk me down the aisle for graduation,’" said Gaines' speech coach, Linda Elieff.
"I'm her biggest fan. Because I like her. I like her music," Gaines said.
And he's making that known through this YouTube video his classmates produced for a class project.
"I had no idea how many (Taylor Swift) songs he knew word for word," Elieff said.
And people are singing their praises for his efforts. In two weeks the video has had nearly 850 views.
"It's pretty awesome. I didn't think we'd get that many views but now it's pretty popular," said Matt's classmate Christian Combs.
Matt is already popular at school, recently nominated for the school's Patriot award.
"It's a student who exhibits a lot of school spirit and tries to go beyond whatever their difficulties are. Matthew does that 100 percent of the time," Elieff said.
"I hope Taylor Swift comes out for him. This is all he wants and I think it would be good for him," said Combs.
Graduation is next week.
So Taylor Swift, if you hear this, Matt says please RSVP ASAP via YouTube.
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