A throng of fearless newborns were ready to welcome Taylor Swift when she performed in Nashville, Tennessee, in May.
In honor of Swift’s Eras Tour visit, nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, dressed up babies in outfits inspired by the pop star.
Nurses Olivia Horne and Allison Harris dreamed up the idea while working a night shift with respiratory therapist and fellow Swiftie Leah Landa, according to a news release. Each infant was assigned a costume to match their unique personality.
One baby rocked a tour merch T-shirt, while another sparkled in a gold sequin minidress that Swift would surely approve of.
The story went viral after the hospital shared pictures on Instagram.
“The babies featured in these photos represent each Taylor Swift album: Speak Now, Reputation, Red, 1989, Midnight, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, Fearless, and Debut,” the caption reads. “ The nurses also included the man of the unit, their oldest patient and lover boy to all, Ed Sheeran, Taylor’s long-time best bud and collaborator, complete with tattoo sleeves and red hair.”
Swift is on her 52-stop U.S. Eras tour, which kicked off in Arizona in March.
Nashville has a special place in Swift’s heart: She moved there at 13 to pursue her musical career.
While speaking with Time in 2014, Swift, now 33, recalled falling in love with Nashville when she was a little girl.
“I was obsessed with watching biography TV shows about Faith Hill and Shania Twain, and I noticed that both of them went to Nashville to start their careers. From that point on, I began relentlessly nagging, begging, and pleading with my parents to take me on a trip there,” Swift told the publication. “When I was 11, my mom took my brother and me to Nashville on spring break and we drove up and down Music Row. She would wait in the car as I scampered into record labels one by one, handing my demo CD to the receptionists.”
Swift noted that while she spends “a lot of time” in New York and California, nothing compares to Tennessee.
"It’s hard to describe why you consider a town your home base, except that when people ask me 'Where’s home?', I don’t even think before I say 'Nashville.'"