Woman helps stranger in need of cash, finds out it's Keith Urban

Tabitha Dunn
August 8, 2018

A woman who thought she was helping a down-and-out man pay for his food at a bowser in the USA ended up footing the bill for country music star Keith Urban.

Ruth Reed and her husband have made it a habit to help people pay their tabs at the Wawa store.

He thanked the her during their encounter at a store in in New Jersey and said his name was Keith. "Do people ever tell you that you look like Keith Urban?' And he said, 'I am Keith Urban, ' and I said, 'No you're not really?" said Reed of their conversation. When he said he was Keith Urban, she reportedly didn't believe him until his security guard confirmed she actually was talking to the musician.

Reed says she hopes her story will help people realize the importance of doing acts of kindness. She overheard Urban ask a companion for $5 and said he looked like he could use some help. As Olivia Prouse, a former student of Reed's, wrote on Twitter, Reed thought Urban was "down on his luck and couldn't pay for his Wawa snacks so she bought them for him". I said that he did look like Keith Urban.

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She was finally convinced after noticing bodyguards.

Keith Urban was buying some things at an New Jersey convenience store when a local teacher offered to pay for him without even knowing who he was.

Ruth Reed was in line at Wawa in Medford, when she realized the man in front of her was a bit short on cash, CBS Philly reports.

Reed says she got snippy with the star. "I said, 'OK, I don't think she would lie to some old lady'". "I asked where Nicole was and who was the lady".

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