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Taylor Swift sent a special gift to Kobe Bryant’s daughter after ‘Folklore’ album release

‘Folklore,’ Swift’s eighth studio album, was released on July 24

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Taylor Swift arrives for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” at the Eccles Theatre in Park City on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Taylor Swift sent a special gift to Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Natalia, that was tied to her new album “Folklore,” according to ABC’s Good Morning America.

Natalia, 17, shared a photo posing with a cardigan from Swift, which is a replica of the one that Swift wore in the music video for her new album’s first single — appropriately titled “Cardigan,” according to GMA.

“Thank you SO much @taylorswift!” Natalia wrote on her Instagram story on Saturday, according to NBC News. “I am OBSESSED with ‘folklore’!!!”

Vanessa Bryant also thanked Swift on her daughter’s behalf, sharing a picture on Instagram of Natalia with the sweater, according to NBC.

“Folklore,” Swift’s eighth studio album, was a surprise for Swift’s fans. She revealed the album would be released less than 24 hours before it appeared on July 24, as the Deseret News reported.

“Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed,” Swift wrote in a message on social media. “My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world.”

Swift shared her condolences with the Bryant family earlier this year after the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna in January, according to Fox News.

Kobe Bryant had made an appearance with Swift during one of her concerts at the Staples Center in 2015, according to Fox.

“My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” Swift wrote after his death, according to Fox. “I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”