Taylor Swift’s Birthday Message To Ed Sheeran On Instagram Is So Taylor Swift

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Yesterday Taylor Swift took to Instagram to wish her friend Ed Sheeran a happy 25th birthday. Alongside a photo of Ed accepting his first-ever Grammy for his song “Thinking Out Loud” earlier this week, Taylor shared an Ed-related memory she cherishes. It’s very sweet (although not as sweet as jam), and it’s also very Swift. Like, really Swift. It’s so Swift that if you blocked out the names and asked me to guess who wrote it, I’d say Taylor straight away. Just read it.

Looking back on the highlights of my life, there’s a moment I’ll never forget from a day in London about two years ago. I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes.

Yep, that’s all I need to read to know whose story this is. I mean, who else uses her time off from playing a huge arena tour to shop for ballet shoes in a “little shop” in London? No one, that’s who. Also, there aren’t enough opportunities for me to use the below GIF, so I’m not going to waste this one.

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Okay, now let’s continue with the message, because it gets even better.

He walks in and says “you have to hear this new song. I think it’s the best one I’ve ever written.” And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard ‘Thinking Out Loud’ for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us.

Well, she certainly does paint a vivid picture, I’ll give her that. I’m currently imagining 5’10” Taylor Swift sitting on a bench in a ballet store with headphones on and the always-scruffy Ed Sheeran standing awkwardly next to her, surrounded by tiny people shopping for tutus. It’s a lot of fun.

Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed’s biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don’t think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don’t think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it’s his 25th birthday today, so I’m saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed.

And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys.

What would make this whole thing even more Taylor Swift than it already is would be if it turned out she really wasn’t the first person to hear his songs, but she just assumed that, because I mean, who wouldn’t want Taylor Swift to be the first person to hear their song, am I right? Unfortunately Ed would probably never admit it, so we’ll never really know just how Swift this message was.

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