Taylor Swift Wishes Ed Sheeran 'Happy Birthday' Like Only She Can

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By: Carly Ledbetter



On your birthday, all you want is your closest friends to "give you love." Taylor Swift did just that for her best bud, Ed Sheeran, when he turned 25 on Feb. 17.



Swift posted a photo of Sheeran accepting his Song of the Year Grammy for "Thinking Out Loud," captioning the pic with a story about the first time she heard the hit song. The "Style" singer said she was in London, shopping for ballet shoes, when Sheeran strolled into the store.



"He walks in and says 'you have to hear this new song. I think it's the best one I've ever written.' And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones," Swift wrote in the caption. "I sat there on a bench in that store and heard 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed's biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys."



Read the rest of Swift's beautiful birthday tribute below:

Looking back on the highlights of my life, there's a moment I'll never forget from a day in London about two years ago. I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says "you have to hear this new song. I think it's the best one I've ever written." And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed's biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don't think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don't think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it's his 25th birthday today, so I'm saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed. And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on



Uh, we think Swift needs an award for "Most Thoughtful Instagram Post" or "Best Friend Ever."



We're just "Thinking Out Loud" here, but it's possible that Sheeran might not actually see TSwift's post, considering he gave up social media in early December.



"I'm taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while," Sheeran wrote in an Instagram post. "I've had such an amazing ride over the last five years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed."



There's nothing wrong with taking a break from your screen every now and then, but Tay -- maybe send him a letter?


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