Teacher Pays Keith Urban’s Tab


If you’ve ever been short on cash, you want to have retired teacher Ruth Reed to save the day.

Over the weekend, Keith Urban stopped at Wawa, a New Jersey convenience store, while on the Graffiti U tour. As Urban was checking out, he was short and that’s where Reed stepped in but Reed had no idea it was Urban, reported People magazine.

“I didn’t know it was Keith Urban. I didn’t think he had enough money to pay for his things so I said I would pay for it and briefly when he told me who he was and I didn’t believe it was him,” Reed told local news outlet CBS3.

As Reed shared on Twitter, this was not uncommon to step in and offer to pay for others items at Wawa, she’s been doing so for the last three years as part of a resolution she made to treat someone at Wawa 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,” Reed said.

“I said that he did look like Keith Urban, he said he was. I didn’t believe him, I asked where 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. He graciously allowed me to get my picture taken with him. Another Ruth Reed moment!” she shared on Twitter.

A former student shared Reed’s story on Twitter with lots of accolades being given to Reed with even a shout out to the Ellen Degeneres Show. Who knows, maybe Reed will tell her story to Ellen.

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