Wawa: where dreams come true. A New Jersey woman had the surprise of her life after helping a stranger pay for their items — only to realize it was Keith Urban!
Ruth Reed was at a Wawa in Medford, New Jersey, on Friday, August 3, when she noticed a man was struggling to get change together for his purchase. “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,” she recalled on social media. “He thanked me and asked my name. I asked him his and he told me it was Keith.”
“I said he did look like Keith Urban, he said he was. I didn’t believe him, I asked where [wife] Nicole [Kidman] 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,” she continued, before adding, “He graciously allowed me to get my picture taken with him.”
In a post shared on Twitter, a person named Olivia Rose Prouse shared Reed’s story alongside a photo of the woman and the country singer. Prouse captioned it, “My favorite story of the day is how my 3rd grade teacher thought @KeithUrban was down on his luck and couldn’t pay for his wawa snacks so she bought them for him. What an angel.”
While Reed’s celebrity encounter is making headlines, her good deed is gaining her praise as well. One Twitter user commented, “Awesome! See how spreading some love has unexpectedly surprises,” on Prouse’s tweet, while another wrote, “You just never know how an act of kindness will turn out!!!”
The “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer, 50, was in the area ahead of his show in Camden, New Jersey, at the BB&T Pavillion.