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Cry along with Taylor Swift’s new backup dancer as he tells his mom he landed the gig

Get your tissues ready.


Published May 1, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:43 pm CDT


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Get your tissues ready. Taylor Swift hired a new backup dancer and he filmed his phone call to tell his mom he got the gig of a lifetime. 

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“I feel so lucky to get to perform alongside people who love it this much,” Swift tweets along the almost five-minute video of her dancer and his mom crying over the phone. 

All you can see is the young man holding his phone, but you can hear the exuberance in his mother’s reaction when she finds out her son has booked a world tour—and then somehow manages to bump it up a notch when she finds out it’s Swift‘s world tour. 

“Robert! ROBERT!!” she yells before weeping and spending a few minutes explaining how proud of her son she is and so happy that all of his work has finally paid off. It’s a video of a young man achieving his dream and getting to share that with a mom who couldn’t be happier for her son—and it’s beautiful. 

Screengrab via Robert Green/YouTube 

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*First Published: May 1, 2015, 12:54 pm CDT