When retired New Jersey teacher and grandmother, Ruth Reed, saw a man at a petrol station struggling to buy some snacks, she decided to pay it forward.
Ruth gave the shaggy-haired customer some coins to help pay for food and coffee.
“For three years, I have made a resolution to once a week treat someone at Wawa (an American convenience store chain)”, Ruth explained in a facebook post.
“Occasionally it happens more than once a week. 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 him his and he told me it was Keith. I said that he did look like Keith Urban. He said he was.”
Ruth, ever the skeptic, laughed off the idea and asked where his wife Nicole was. Keith’s bodyguard confirmed that it was, in fact, Keith Urban – the Aussie country music star with an estimated net worth of $75 million.
The grateful singer then took a picture with Ruth, and the picture is as delightful as the story.
Ruth said that the case of mistaken identity was “another Ruth Reed moment.”