Jalene Salinas, Taylor Swift


Prepare yourselves to fall in love with Taylor Swift even more.

Four-year-old San Antonio resident Jalene Salinas has been battling an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer in recent months.

And while her parents have worked tirelessly to check off every item from her bucket list, there was one important item that was a bit harder to accomplish: Jalene wanted to dance with T. Swift to her hit single "Shake It Off."

With a little help from Swifties around the world, #ShakeItOffJalene started trending on Twitter over the weekend.

Fast-forward to Monday evening around 6 p.m. and the Salinas family got a call they would never forget. Yes, the 25-year-old Grammy winner was ready to FaceTime with the young fan. 

"I'm so sorry you're having a bad night, I'm so happy to talk to you though and I'm so happy you like ‘Shake it Off'" Swift said during the 20-minute conversation. "You look beautiful tonight, you really do. You're just as pretty as your pictures."

Dreams do come true! 

"We can check everything off and as her mom it just, it means the world to me that she got to do and see [everything] and everything is checked off now," Jalene's mother Jennifer Arriagas told KENS 5 News after the surprise call. "It means so much to me that you reached out to us."

But as it turns out, Swift and her team may be the ones grateful for the opportunity. "Everyone in the car with me is crying right now," Swift shared.

As for Jalene's health today, her family continues to update supporters including Taye Diggs on Facebook.

"She is awake and able to communicate but is very weak. She still has fight in her," one post read this week. "She is still determined. She still gives me a big smile when she sees I need one and is constantly telling me she loves me."

We're rooting for you, Jalene!

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