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Taylor Swift invites boy with autism to show after he plays awesome '1989' medley

Jacob Velazquez, a 7-year-old piano prodigy, might be Taylor Swift's most devoted fan.

The adorable boy, who was diagnosed with autism three years ago, played a seriously impressive medley of Swift's hits from "1989," including "Bad Blood," "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off."

"I’m your biggest fan and I hope you can sign this for me one day,” Jacob says while holding up a copy of Swift's most recent album before launching into his performance, in a video uploaded to YouTube Saturday. He adds, "I hope we can jam and I can play something for you and it goes something like this.”

Fortunately, Jacob's talent hasn't gone unnoticed. On Wednesday, Swift retweeted a post from the organization Autism Speaks that featured the awesome clip.

The singer then sent the boy a sweet personal message, tweeting, "@JacobsPiano I HAVE to give you a hug for that beautiful piano medley you did! Please come to a show on my tour and say hi to me? My treat."

For his part, Jacob responded, "Thank you so much @autismspeaks!!!!! I can't wait to meet @taylorswift13!!! #BestDayEver."

In a recent post on Autism Speaks' blog, Jacob's mother, Tina Velazquez, opened up about her son's devotion to the pop star.

"He is a gifted pianist and loves Taylor Swift. He listens to her album every day and is constantly watching her videos on YouTube," she wrote. "I sometimes sit with him at the piano and call out track numbers from her most recent album. Jacob will play the song that corresponds, without ever being taught the music notes."

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"He dreams (literally has dreams) of meeting her every night. I have explained to him that she has millions of fans who would all love to meet her," she continued.

"Taylor inspires Jacob to keep striving to be his best."

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