Taylor Swift had an epic tour opening night in Arizona this week performing to a record-breaking sold-out crowd — and the surprising gift she received from fellow pop star Katy Perry was the perfect kickoff to her big night.
“She was truly happily surprised and very impressed that Katy reached out,” a source tells PEOPLE exclusively about Perry’s peace-making letter and literal olive branch. “It was a great start to Taylor’s tour.”
And though some naysayers claimed Swift, 28, should have kept the gift private, the source adds the Grammy winner only had good intentions by sharing it publicly.
“That Taylor posted Katy’s letter wasn’t mean-spirited,” says the source. “She wanted her fans to know what is going on.”