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. pic.twitter.com/mJccVOQWtp
— Olivia Rose Prouse (@liverdiverz) August 4, 2018
Ruth Reed, retired Burlington County teacher, is a woman with a tradition.
“For three years I have made a resolution to once a week treat someone at Wawa,” she explained in a Facebook post.
Over the weekend, country superstar Keith Urban was the beneficiary of that generosity.
Urban, who was in New Jersey to play the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, stopped at Wawa for a coffee, only to find he was short a few dollars. Reed saw her next opportunity to pay-it-forward and swooped in, not even recognizing Urban.
It was only after introducing herself, and asking the stranger’s name, that Reed realized who’s coffee she had just bought.
Reed took to Facebook to tell friends about her encounter and the story went viral.
After being shared in a Medford County Facebook Group, the post reached over 3,000 shares.
And Reed’s generosity was recognized by many, with over 350 comments.
WBCB’s Brianna Williams contributed to this post.