Jerris Rainey, a ticket taker at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, praised Swift after meeting her at the Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, January 21.“She’s a sweetie pie. Very down to Earth,” Rainey told 7 News Buffalo on Monday, January 22. “I just wanted to just see her, and she stopped and she asked me if I worked at the stadium”.
“I said yes, and she asked if she could give me a tip. And she gave me $100 and then she asked if I wanted to take a picture with her and I said yes.” Swift, 34, went to the game to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce, whose team defeated the Bills 27-24. The singer previously made waves by handing out $100 cash to food runners who served her while she watched the Chiefs face the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in December 2023.
In addition to her generous tipping habits, Swift has been known to provide substantial bonuses to her employees. In July 2023, TMZ reported that the Grammy winner gave each of her truck workers $100,000 incentives during her Eras Tour, adding up to around $5 million in monetary gifts.
“Everybody knows how close Travis is with his family. So, it really means everything to him how seamlessly Taylor blends in with all of them,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly earlier this week.
Swift is doing well with Kelce, 34, whom she began seeing in the summer of 2023, while also accumulating positive karma. She attended Sunday’s game with Travis’ parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, as well as his brother, Jason Kelce, and sister-in-law, Kylie Kelce.
The insider added that the tight end “appreciates how humble” Swift is because that’s “exactly” how his family is, too.
“His family is all about just hanging out, joking and having a great time. It’s almost like she’s known his family forever, and he loves that about her,” the source shared. “Family is one of the most important things to him, so seeing Jason and his parents joke around with Taylor, he can just feel this sense of how well she meshes with all of them. It’s an amazing feeling.”
While Swift’s appearance at NFL games typically gets attention, it was Jason, 36, who made a particularly memorable moment on Sunday by removing his shirt and stepping into the seats after Travis scored a touchdown in the second quarter.
Swift was surprised by Jason’s antics, covering her mouth with her hands as he climbed back into the suite through the window. She was later seen high fiving Jason, who was still shirtless.