You never know what might happen when you choose to pay it forward. That’s what one kind-hearted New Jersey woman learned during a routine stop at Wawa last week.
According to Philly.com, substitute teacher Ruth Reed stopped in the Medford, New Jersey convenience store last week. When she was in line, Reed noticed the man in front of her was a few dollars short when it came time to pay for a few snacks. She had made a habit of paying it forward during her trips to the local Wawa, and decided to jump into action. Reed had no idea that the man in line was actually Keith Urban, who was in town preparing for a show at the nearby BB&T Pavilion.
After paying for his purchases, the country star thanked Reed and asked for her name.
“I asked him his and told me it was Keith,” she shared on Facebook. “I said that he did look like Keith Urban and he said he was. I didn’t believe him.”
It was until Urban’s bodyguard confirmed his identity that Reed realized her luck. Keith happily took a photo with Reed, who was visibly surprised at the encounter, just outside of the Wawa.
It just goes to show that a little kindness can go a long way.