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Cyrus Porter is just like the rest of us in that he has no idea how much time he has left to live. Yet, at 96 years old, he does know one thing for certain — every day is a gift.

So despite a cancer diagnosis for the World War II veteran, Cyrus is living each day with gusto and faith, while still listening to his favorite music artist, Taylor Swift. An avid fan who has attended many of Taylor’s concerts in the past, Cyrus says he just loves everything about the talented singer.

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“Look what she does, she puts on a show no one else puts on,” he said in a recent interview with KFVS-TV. “I just liked the way the way she did stuff.”

“He was excited,” said Lynette Fowler, Cyrus’ daughter. “He was like dancing to the beat, what he thought was the beat of the music, and having a great time with it.”

“Yeah, I just enjoy it, I’m getting old,” added Cyrus. “I’m just enjoying everything.”

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On Dec. 26, Cyrus received the surprise of his life when Taylor paid him a visit to perform her song “Shake It Off” in an unforgettable private concert.

And he danced. And he sang. And he lived life to the fullest.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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