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Taylor Swift Leaves $500 Tip at Philadelphia Restaurant [PHOTOS]: Dining with 'Red' Tour's Ed Sheeran & Austin Mahone, Poses w/ Staff, Gives Tickets

by Jon Niles   Jul 26, 2013 23:38 PM EDT

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Taylor Swift is usually in the headlines for dating someone, breaking up with someone, or talking/singing about dating or breaking up with someone, so it was really great to see her in the news this week for performing a good deed! Though you might have been distracted by her Twitter love for Selena Gomez on her Birthday, Taylor also posted a picture with "Red" tour mates Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone out to dinner in Philadelphia. Sure it was a nice picture, but the story around the picture is even better. Taylor ended up leaving $500 as a tip at that restaurant, Ralph's Italian Restaurant.

While enjoying some great Italian cuisine (NOTE: I, like Taylor, grew up right outside of Philadelphia and Ralph's is great!) last Firday, Taylor and her friends were introduced to the head chef, Shawn Gallo. It turns out his wife, mother and son, who happens to be autistic, are huge fans of Swift so they asked him to take a pictures of the "22" singer.

"I called my mom to tell her Swift was there, and she wanted me to take a picture because she is a big fan," he said. "My son has autism, and while I'm at work my mom and my son love to listen to her music. He loves her music!"

Swift, Mahone and Sheeran posed for photos with the staff and then the songstress surprised Chef Gallo with two tickets to her upcoming concert.

Can you spot the tall blonde international super star?

"It was so kind-hearted of her," the chef gushed. "My son Shawnee is 11. It was my son and I's first concert we've ever been to! It was really special."

What a great story, right? Oh, did you think that was it? Nope.

Taylor then left a $500 tip!

Maybe we can take it easy on her love life now that this nice deed happened? Probably not, though, right?

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