A beloved teacher in New Jersey just came to the rescue of a superstar country singer who turned out to be a few dollars short when he tried to pay at a convenience store. Now, her charity has gone viral on social media.
Ruth Reed, a retired teacher and current substitute, has made it a habit to pay for someone’s food items at a Medford Wawa convenience store once a week, so nothing too unusual for her when a man beside her turns out to be short on cash. She approaches him and offers to pay.
Well, the man turned out to be Keith Urban. He thanked her and asked for her name. She told him who she was, and when he said he was Keith, she didn’t believe him.
“He was very gracious and let me get my picture taken with him,” she added.
Later that night, Urban performed at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden later that night as part of his Graffiti U tour. The photo of them smiling together has since gone viral.
“@KeithUrban thank you for the photo at @Wawa. You were so gracious. I’m a celebrity with my FB friends now! Thanks!” Reed tweeted.
Reed recalled helping Urban out, writing on her Facebook page, “This man was short a few dollars, he asked a lady with him if she had money. I jumped in and said I would pay and explained why. He thanked me and asked my name. I asked hi his and he told me it was Keith.”
She added, “I said that he did look like Keith Urban, he said he was. I didn’t believe him, I asked where Nicole was and who was the lady. He told me it was his sister. He finally said that I could ask his bodyguard. It was then I realized what an idiot I was. He graciously allowed me to get my picture taken with him. Ruth Reed moment!”
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