7-year-old Grace suffered terrible injuries when she was struck by a car outside of a Taylor Swift concert on Aug. 10. When Taylor found out that her devoted fan was coming to her Sept. 21 concert in Nashville, she surprised the little girl by inviting her backstage before the concert.
Taylor Swift and Grace Markel
Grace Markel following her accident
According to Amy Markel, "Taylor's mother told Grace she was so sorry about what happened to her, and she gave me a hug saying she sympathized with what we'd been through. It was so surreal and amazing." Although Grace was nervous to meet the singer, she said Swift was even more "nice and tall and pretty" than she expected.