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Taylor Swift Sings ‘Ronan’ for the Mother of a Cancer Victim

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Taylor Swift performs at Manchester Arena on June 24, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for TAS)

Here’s something that’ll make you cry before your coffee: At her Glendale, Arizona show on Monday night (August 17), Taylor Swift sang “Ronan,” a song she originally wrote and performed in 2012 for a mother whose son had been diagnosed with cancer. Time reports that Swift, a.k.a. Tumblr enthusiast extraordinaire, would read Maya Thompson’s blog about her son, who passed away in 2011 following his diagnosis of neuroblastoma. The 25-year-old singer’s latest performance of the song was in honor of Thompson, who was in attendance and recorded Swift’s intro on her Instagram, which you can watch here.